50 year-old malt whisky with gentle peaty notes. Sweet and vanillic new American oak casks. Bold and lively heavy peated malts. Each characteristic of Yoichi Distillery is encompassed to create a rich and deep balance.
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.
Produced By The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co.,LTD.,Japan