Nikka Yoichi - Sherry & Sweet
NIKKA YOICHI - SHERRY & SWEET, a rare and highly sought after Nikka Yoichi Single Malt only released at the Distillery in Yoichi, on Japan's northern most island. It's a rare cask release and impossible to find except for those intrepid travellers that make the journey up to Yoichi for the once per year release of the series of single malts.
This series was named to reflect the style of whisky inside the bottle and the 'Sherry & Sweet' bottling is indicative of the high proportion of sherry casks used in the maturation.
One of three in the distillery key malt series. See also 'Peaty and Salty' and 'Woody and Vanillic'.
Nose: Rich sherry, chocolate toffee, raisins, hints of ash and spices.
Palate: Earthy, prunes laced with honey scents.
Finish: Fruity liqueur, spicy, medium long.