Review: Nikka Whisky “Single Malt Yoichi” NAS/NV
We all miss the age statements deeply. Please come back.
Nikka Whisky “Single Malt “ Yoichi / 45% / $40
This is the latest reworked NAS Yoichi from Nikka as they work on matching immense demand with very little supply.
- Color: pale
- Nose: green apples, mustiness, honey, cereal grains, some salty smoke and peat
- Taste: pears, vanilla ice cream, some grassy notes
- Finish: medium, not unpleasant; malingering lemons
I very much miss the days of cheap Yoichi with:
- Age statements
- Cask strength bottles
- “Heavily peated”
- Various cask finishes
The Yoichi Single Malt NAS is a well put-together, but boring, single malt.