Miyagikyo 15 Years Old
Japanese single malt whisky
45% ABV, £95 for 70cl
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.