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Miyagikyo distillery

Miyagikyo distillery (Japanese: 宮城峡蒸溜所, Hepburn: Miyagikyō jōryūsho?) is a Japanese whisky distillery. It is located near Sendai (仙台市, Sendai-shi?), the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Tōhoku region, Japan.

The distillery is owned by Nikka Whisky Distilling, and was opened in 1969. Originally known as “Sendai distillery”, it was the second to be established by Nikka Whisky, after the company’s Yoichi distillery in Hokkaido.

Miyagikyo Whisky Reviews:

  • miyagikyo-10-years-old Miyagikyo 10 Years Old ~ 45% (Nikka) - Whisky Review: Miyagikyo 10 Years Old Category: Japanese single malt scotch whisky Origin: Miyagikyo Distillery Bottling: Nikka ABV: 45% Cost: £72.95 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: This is a single malt from the Miyagikyo distillery, Nikka’s second distillery built in 1969. The founder Masataka Taketsuru chose this site in the mountains […]
  • SMWS-124.3 All the complexities of summer Miyagikyo 13 Years Old 1999 124.3 All the Complexities of Summer ~ 61.9% (SMWS) - Review: Miyagikyo 13 Years Old 1999 – 124.3 All the Complexities of Summer Category: Japanese single malt whisky Origin: Miyagikyo Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 124.3 ABV: 61.9% Cost: £13.50/dram at Duck’s Inn (£12.15 SMWS Member’s Price) What they say: The slightly bourbonesque nose was full and summery – vanilla, beeswax, exotic fruits […]
  • Miyagikyo 15 Years Old ~ 45% (Nikka) - 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 […]
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