Miyagikyo 15 Years Old (45%, OB, 2015)

Miyagikyo 15 Years Old

Japanese single malt whisky

45% ABV, £95 for 70cl

Score: 87/100


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.


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.


Rose gold amber with light tears


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


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


Medium/long, sherbet and toffee


Snooth, complex yet subtle and very, very drinkable.

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