Nikka Yoichi, 15yo

DistilleryNikka Yoichi
OwnerAsahi Breweries
StyleSingle Malt Whisky
Strength45% (90 proof)
RetailerNo longer available.

Nose: Someone left a leather jacket draped over a crate of old oranges and went to polish their shoes at the other end of the room. (8/10)

Palate: Sucking on a dried up orange peel that had been previously used to garnish a well balanced Negroni. (8/10)

Finish: After considering things for a while I have come to believe that shoe polish does have a place in caring for antique furniture. A few blocks down the road someone is burning oak chairs. (8/10)

Balance: Lovely. Delicate for sure, but lovely. (8/10)

GlenDronach Revival, 15yo, 2019

Glendronach Revival 15yo
OriginScotland, Speyside, Deveron
OwnerBrown Forman via BenRiach Distillery Co. Ltd.
StyleSingle Malt Whisky
CasksPedro Ximénez, Oloroso Sherry
BottledAugust 1st, 2019
Strength46% (92 Proof)
Wine SearcherWine Searcher

Nose: Grapes and blood oranges. Grassy notes hit fresh out of the bottle and then fade away to make room for the Sherry to stick its head out. (7/10)

Palate: Rich but, oddly, also slightly thin and somewhat dry. (7/10)

Finish: Truly the best part! (8/10)

Balance: (7/10)