700ML / 45.0% ABV.
This bold and distinctive single malt whisky was distilled and matured at the Yoichi distillery in Hokkaido, birthplace of Nikka Whisky. The Yoichi distillery continues to adhere to techniques such as the use of coal-fired pot stills, and otherwise remains loyal to the whisky-making traditions dating back to its foundation. While maintaining the boldness of traditional Yoichi malt whisky, this single malt is distinguished by its soft and creamy palate and offers drinkers a light-hearted introduction to the superior quality of Yoichi malt whisky.
Nose: Begins with a fruitiness (red peach) and pastry qualities (almond paste) then reveals oaky notes and warm spices (cinnamon). At length, a slightly peaty quality develops.
Palate: Lively and fresh, the same notes as on the nose are repeated, with perhaps stringer pepper notes and pleasant nutshell nuances. The peat then returns a little stronger.
Finish: It develops into salty and oak tones. A well contained oakiness.