Nikka Yoichi Single Malt Whisky

A single malt from the Yoichi distillery, Nikka’s first distillery built in 1934. The founder Masataka Taketsuru chose Yoichi in Hokkaido because of the similar environmental conditions to Scotland, where he learned whisky making.

Producer’s Notes: Yoichi single malt has pleasant peaty notes and smokiness originating from the traditional direct coal-fired distillation as well as a briny hint delivered by the sea breeze during the aging process.


Golden brown


Full bodied, peaty with a nice smokiness


Very smooth and mature.  Long and well balanced


I really enjoyed this single malt.  Very smooth.  Nice long finish.  A new classic whisky to add to your collection of single malts if you’re luck enough to find one.





Varietal: Single Malt
Country: Japan
Winemaker: The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co.
Average Price: $79

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Published by Sean Lee

Dad, runner, swimmer, cyclist, wine-lover, entrepreneur, digital enthusiast, vlogger, founder of Oakmonkey

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