Day 2 is here ! And it is a dram I am quite acquainted with that I discovered behind the small glass : the Yoichi NAS that I already reviewed here.
But that’s actually ok, since I liked it quite much. I’ll nevertheless review it again to see if my nose / palate evolved since my first review (ever !).
Let’s go !
Name: Yoichi NAS
Type: Single Malt
Age: No age statement
Bottle size: 3cl
Colour: Gold (did my colour perception change ? :-/ )
Nose: Light. Starts on fresh pears and apples mainly (but I guess there is more orchard fruits in that), followed by some nice milk chocolate, honey and a tad of cinnamon. Faintly in the background we get some vanilla flavored toffee. Quite gourmand, I like it !
Palate: Creamy. Same as the nose, but much richer and intense. So yeah, a load of orchard fruits, but this time more concentrated on yellow ones (peaches, apricots) instead of the pears / apples. Spices are also boosted a bit with the cinnamon and some pepper on the end palate that I didn't detect in the nose.
Finish: Quite long ! Some bitter orange peel and lemon peel appears, as well as yellow fruits again spiced up a bit by some pepper.
Overall: My... it seems my palate is quite responsive, maybe because it's still quite early in the morning ? Anyway, time for a check-up with my old review... well, where is the peat ? Did I dream it back then ? Apart from that, I'm not too far from it. I actually think I liked it better than back then though, so given a bigger sample I'd probably score it a bit higher. Same conclusion : good and very good value !