Yoichi Single Cask 1990-2001 10YO Wharehouse No.2 #223639 62%abv

p1010368_0Nose: Deep earthy tones. Caramel popcorn, high end Cuban cigars, blueberries, mild peat, cloves, pepper, stewed rhubarb, nutmeg, ginger bread. All wrapped up in an elegant package.
Palate: Again very deep and rich. Incredibly complex. Chewy toffee and malt, cloves, Cuban cigars, leather, ginger bread, raisin toast, earthy peat, sweet peat, blueberries, nutmeg, some minerals, walnuts, papaya and a slight oiliness.
Finish: Follows on the flavors from the palate and lingers on and on with some lovely mouth coating oiliness. Extremely approachable even at 62%abv.
Last Word: This baby is rare and it was a privilege to taste it. One of the very best whiskies I’ve tried and the best 10YO whisky I have tasted. Almost a spiritual experience. Can’t see another 10YO topping this one.

Rating: 94/100

2 thoughts on “Yoichi Single Cask 1990-2001 10YO Wharehouse No.2 #223639 62%abv

    • I know only one place you can find this if there is any left in the bottle Alan. It’s a independently owned specialist Nikka Bar in Osaka. I’ll be heading back there in a few weeks to try a few more treasures.

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