Saturday, June 2, 2007
Yoichi 15 - "congenial"
Fourteen reviewers on the Maltmaniacs.org website gave a 2006 bottling an average rating of 87/100 ("highly recommendable").
Serge Valentin, Whisky Fun, December 28, 2006. On a 2006 bottling. 87/100 ("highly recommendable"). Serge said it was very Japanese but "beautiful". He found the nose elegant. In the mouth it was "creamy but nervous", with a powerful smoky start and developing flavours of walnut liqueur, gingerbread, sugar and a touch of mint, cloves and ginger. It had a lengthy finish with a "faint cardboardiness, lots of spices, bitter chocolate, a little salt and various nuts."
Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine, 13，16/12/2000. 8.5/10. Jackson preferred the peatier 10 year old to this c. 2000 bottling of Yoichi 15, which he described as having "lots of malt, chewy, creamy, oily."
Jim Murray, Whisky Magazine, 13，16/12/2000. 9.25/10. Murray went for the c. 2000 bottling in a big way: "sheer brilliance". He found vanilla predominated in the mouth, with a "fresh, fruity, mouth-watering quality. The finish was long and unctuous, with a little smoke.
(Please note the dates on reviews if they are provided. There may be significant variation between different years of a single malt brand)
45 per cent
Price (May 2007)
700 ml - 10,493 yen