When thinking about single malt whisky, Japan usually doesn't come to mind, however, they are home to some of the finest single malts outside of Scotland. One sip of this beauty and you'll be calling us to say domo arigato! Yoichi is a bold, malt that shows off intense flavors of caramel apple, black olives and smoke with a rich fudge-like texture only found in the great whiskies of the world. Demand is skyrocketing for Japanese single malts, get yours now while the gettin' is good.
We know you love Nikka for its whiskies, we do too! After more than eighty years producing some of Japan’s best malts they’re entering a new stratosphere, and when we tasted these a few weeks ago we were blown away! Nikka uses two Coffey stills to produce award winning grain and malt whisky. The stills, based on Aeneas Coffey’s design, patented in the1830, were imported to the distillery from Scotland in the 1960s. If those stills could talk, we bet there would be some fine whisky-soaked prose emanating from them. Now the gin-hounds have a place to turn. The addition of vodka and gin to their stable of spirits is welcome, and offers a fresh, unique take on each spirit – also loaded with their own histories. Each are produced by distilling corn and malted barley separately and meticulously blending the distillate to achieve the desired character and body. The use of the Coffey stills lends a richer mouthfeel and more flavor than you will find in spirits produced on traditional column stills. We had the opportunity to get an advance sampling of these and found them both to be top of class representations!