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1986 Nikka Yoichi Single Cask No.112112 Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)

JAPAN
$3499. 00 Bottle
$41988.00 Dozen
ABV: 59%
A now very rare single cask release from Nikka's Yoichi distillery. All natural, matured in warehouse No.15 and bottled in 2008.
Yoichi typically produces rich, slightly peaty and masculine malts. Whatever the case here, Serge Valentin of whiskyfun comments, "There’s no bad single cask or small batch Yoichi anyway!" Review below. One only to sell.

Other reviews... Colour: pale amber. Nose: starts a tad meatier again, closer to the single cask version of the 1987s, and just like it, gets then much sharper and ‘crystal clean’. Big notes of vanilla and lactones (a little too bourbonny here), then cinchona, ginger tonic, leather, moist tobacco and wet earth. The most organic version so far. Also hints of bubblegum and strawberry sweets. With water: much more development than with the 1987. Vanilla and lemon crème, fermenting hay, horse manure again... Nice nose, a lot of smoke and something medicinal after a while. Hospital. Mouth (neat): hot, peaty, earthy, minty and peppery, with also quite some orange marmalade and just hints of cough medicine (something ‘paraffiny’). With water: added notes of bitter oranges and gentian but other than that, no changes. Finish: rather long, gingerier and mintier now. Comments: another one that’s very good. There’s no bad single cask or small batch Yoichi anyway! - 85 points - whisky-fun.com