Miyagikyo

Miyagikyo 15 Years Old ~ 45% (Nikka)

Miyagikyo 15 Years Old

Japanese single malt whisky

45% ABV, £95 for 70cl

Score: 87/100

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What they say:

This single malt whisky features a full and mature nose with an essence of the cask reminiscent of cacao nuts. It is characterized by a deep, mature sweetness and richness that expand softly and fragrantly, and by the soft and smooth tang of its palate.

Miyagikyo15yo

What I say:

Thanks to Richard (WOLS President) & Carrie for sharing this with us during a tasting evening. A big fan of Japanese whisky, it was no surprise for us to be tasting some during the evening. This expression is from Nikka’s Miyagikyo distillery and aged 15 years.

Colour:

Rose gold amber with light tears

Nose:

Sherry, plum wine, cherry blossom, cereal barley malt, fruit, plum, apple, pear, mizunara oak

Taste:

Peaty, fizzy, sherry, fruity – red and dark fruits, molasses, caramelised sugar

Finish:

Medium/long, sherbet and toffee

Overall:

Snooth, complex yet subtle and very, very drinkable.

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