Nikka Miyagikyo

Nikka Miyagikyo

(0.75l, 43%)


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A Highlander from Japan.
 
Miyagikyo distillery is located in the foothills of the Miyagi prefecture near the town of Sendai. Built in 1969 it was the second distillery built by Nikka, following the Yoichi distillery in Hokaido.
 
It took them three long years to find the ideal place for barrel ageing. The high humidity and purity of air is almost the same as in Cairngorms region in the heart of Scotland. Only the cherry trees are a reminder that the location is in the heart of Japan and not the Highlands.
The distillery - one of the most up-to-date facilities in Japan - is using the old coffey still which dates back to the 19th century. A true blend of futurism and tradition.
 
The Nikka Miyagikyo no age statement is the entry malted single malt coming from this distillery. They use maize as the main source for malt and not wheat as they usually do in Scotland for blended Whiskies. A really smooth dram that can be put side-by-side with the infamous Speyside Whiskies without realizing you’re drinking Japanese Whisky and not Scotch.


  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Japanese Whisky
  • Region
    Miyagi
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery

Flavor Spiral™

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spicy
malt
green apple
oak
caramel
sweet fruit
cinnamon
floral
sweet
What does Nikka Miyagikyo taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Nikka Miyagikyo and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Japanese single malts, like Scottish, are double distilled in pot stills while grain Whiskies in column stills.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Light amber.
 
Smell / Nose
A light and pure nose that consists of fruits such as lemons, oranges and floral scents mixed with a bit of sweet sensations such as caramel and cinnamon all mixed with a hint of oak.
 
Flavour / Taste
Malty with green apple, almonds, lime and black pepper. Great change between fresh and spicy.
 
Finish
Moderate, clean and a bit spicy.
Ratings & Reviews
Daniel
Daniel,
Oak and spice. Definitely could pick the green Apple after seeing the flavor spiral.
 
Rachel
Rachel,
Well balanced fruity apple with a smooth finish
 
Phillip
Phillip,
Very nice. Smooth start and a gradual spicy gginish
 
Joseph
Joseph,
The initial spicy and sweet comes very smooth. The finish is wonderful with a very flavorful and long lasting taste. Top 2 whiskeys I’ve ever had!
 
Justin
Justin,
Decent whiskey. The woody and spicy notes almost give it a peaty flavor
 
Wayne
Wayne,
This was by far the best of the Japanese whisky tasting box. Smooth, soft and was a nice all around straight drink.
 
Harri
Harri,
Love it.
 
Robenson
Robenson,
this tasted like jameson. it probably would be best if it was a mixed drink.
 
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