Nikka is one of our favorite Japanese companies; not only does it make world quality whisky, but its foundation story is also so intriguing that it is the subject of a television drama. From a series of Yoichi Japanese single malt with particular descriptive names, this is the Yoichi Sherry & Sweet. Now, we know what you’re thinking, “I bet this rare expression is well-Sherried and enjoyably sweet.” Well, you’re correct. Good going, Sherlock.
Nose: Pecan pie, stewed rhubarb, overripe peaches, orange liqueur, earthy sherry, luscious dried fruits, almond nugget. Water makes this more musty/earthy.
Palate: Nutmeg, almond nugget, tangy dried fruits, salt and pepper, drying oak. Water adds orange and enhances the tangy dried fruits.
Finish: Nugget, cocoa, dried fruits, nutmeg, earthy, a little ash and drying oak.