A ten year old, elegantly peaty single malt from Nikka's beautiful Yoichi distillery in Hokkaido, where whisky is made as it used to be in Scotland with small direct-fired stills and matured in the finest wood the company can find. Bottled at 45% for extra oomph. On the face of it, this is expensive for a ten year old whisky, but it's well worth the money in quality terms.
Appearance / Colour
Amber with gold reflection.
Smell / Nose
A clean apple and apricot fragrance. Very fresh, with notes of peat, light smoke and spice.
Taste / Palate
More light peat with some rounded vanilla and tobacco coming from the oak casks. Mint creams, then orangey, a perfect balance between oaky and fruity notes.
After the creaminess, the peat surges back. Long lasting finish revealing remarkable fruity, oaky and floral notes.
Alcohol % : 45%
Size : 700ml
Made : Japan
Type : Whisky