Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Whiskey
This is a solitary malt from the Miyagikyo refinery, Nikka’s second refinery worked in 1969. The organizer Masataka Taketsuru picked this site in the mountains of Sendai to appear differently in relation to his first refinery, Yoichi, situated in the waterfront territory. Utilizing less peaty malt and refined in a pot still warmed by roundabout steam, Miyagikyo single malt has an exquisite fruitiness and a particular fragrance with a solid Sherry container impact
Producer’s Tasting Note:
Nose: full-flavored, rich. Initially, concentrated iris notes hint at the extreme intensity of the nose. It then develops aromas of malted barley, exotic fruit (banana), liquorice, and camphor. Notes of burnt wood and ash progressively settle over the aromatic palette. Long after, white flowers and beeswax make an appearance.
Palate: firm, lively. Malted barley is at the heart of the palate, coated in herbaceous, liquorice, spiced (ginger, cinnamon), and chocolate tones. Very elegant, the mid-palate also delivers plenty of energy, and as it draws to a close, fresh tobacco leaves and coconut intertwine to create a natural symphony of aromas.
Finish: long, soft. It evokes the scent of wilted roses. Fine tannins balance its tangy character (lemon, grapefruit). It lingers on notes of tobacco, spices (cardamom, ginger), toasted nuts, and stewed fruits (apple, damson). The final nose reveals exotic notes (lychee).