Yoichi / Yoichi

Yoichi Non Age Review

Yoichi Non Age Day 2 of the Whisky Advent Calendar is this very interesting no age statement Japanese dram from Yoichi.

So the Whisky Advent Calendar was sent to me as a review product by the awesome Drinks By The Dram and I will be posting reviews daily on the drams I haven't had previously, I will be tweeting each day for the ones I've had before rather than re-reviewing and will have a cumulative post on the 24th December with all 24 reviews on it.

The nose on this is outstanding, very much right up my street, it's outstanding, the sweetness, the fruity boiled sweets and and the tang of pine needles. The palate doesn't match it though and is more bitter, tangy and burnt brown bread.

I love the nose but I'm not hugely keen on the palate, I really wish the palate matched as I'd have bottles and bottles of this if it did.

Thanks to Drinks by the Dram for the calendar and thus sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


Sweet, really sweet, hermesetas sweetener, lots of boiled sweets the orange and lemon travel sweets, hints of carvonia cough medicine and calpol with a lightly oaky and pine needles.


Malty so much so it's almost smoky, tangy and burnt toast, hints of cappuccino and burnt brown bread toast, sweetness but it's not fruity or sugary, almost artificial sweetener like.


Malty and tangy, hints of spice

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Yoichi Non Age
Age: NAS
ABV: 43.00
Distiller: Yoichi
Bottler: Yoichi
Type: Single Malt
From: Japan, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 02/12/2015 by Tom

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