Nikka whisky announced two new single cask bottlings from its Yoichi distillery today. The lightly peated 1987 (cask no. 112805, 58 per cent alcohol) and more heavily peated 1988 (cask no. 100129, 61 per cent alcohol) will sell in the Asahi Shop for 21,000 yen and 18,900 yen respectively.
Nikka describes the 1987 as hitting the palate with a soft, rounded vanilla sweetness backed up with some malt, creamy bittersweet notes and coffee nougat! The 1988 is less compromising, with more peat and marine tastes.