Nikka Yoichi 12 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky 700ml
In 1918, a young Japanese man with an ambition to make genuine whisky went alone to Scotland to unveil the secret of whisky making. He is Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky.
Yoichi Single Malt is a range of single malt expressions from the Yoichi Distillery, Nikka's first distillery built in 1934. The founder Masataka Taketsuru chose the town of Yoichi in Hokkaido because of the similar environmental conditions to Scotland, where he learned whisky-making. Yoichi malts are described as bold and strong with refined peaty notes and smokiness brought by the traditional direct coal-fired distillation. Sea breeze from the Ishikari Bay delivers a briny hint to the whisky during maturation.
Nikka Yoichi 12 Year Old Single Malt has been produced from a strict selection amongst the malts. It was distilled and matured for at least 12 years at the Yoichi Distillery. It is characterized by the aromas of aged casks, a mellow well-rounded palate, and a bold, powerful taste.
The Finer Details
Style - Japanese Whisky
Country - Japan
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 45%