Nikka Yoichi 10 Single Cask Review #whisky

I read some interesting reviews about this whisky in Whisky Magazine so I had to try to get a bottle.   Unfortunately, as far as I know Nikka

Nikka Yoichi 10 Single Cask

doesn’t distribute in the US so I had to try to source the bottle in Japan.  Even in Japan it is a little difficult to find this bottle.  I was finally able to have one shipped to me (in Japan) from the distillery in Yoichi.  This is one of the more interesting and flavorful whiskies I have had – which isn’t saying too much as I haven’t been drinking whisky for all that long.  But in any event here are my impressions:

Neat

N: initially earthy, oak, fungal. Smoke comes out later, cereal notes, dark and mysterious, complex.

P: sweet initially, moving towards those mushroom/earthy notes, then sliding into some smoke then BIG malt/oak and alcohol. There is definitely a lot going on here – not for the feint of heart.

F: lingering burn on the tongue, middle weight, coating.

Nikka Yoichi 10 Single Cask Label

With Water

N: saw dust, saloon floor, sweet notes seem to be enhanced.

P: tames the alcohol some, sweeter, earthy mushroom tones not as prevailing, malt is still there, almost a little bitter now.

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