Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Japanese Whisky
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  • spicy
  • green apple
  • malty
  • caramel
  • sweet fruit
  • cinnamon
  • floral
  • sweet
  • oak

Nikka

Miyagikyo Single Malt Japanese Whisky (0.75l, 45%)
Price $96.99

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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.


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Appearance / Color
Light amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
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.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Malty with green apple, almonds, lime and black pepper. Great change between fresh and spicy.
 
Finish
Moderate, clean and a bit spicy.
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  • spicy
  • green apple
  • malty
  • caramel
  • sweet fruit
  • cinnamon
  • floral
  • sweet
  • oak
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Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Miyagikyo was originally named Sendai Distillery.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Miyagikyo was originally named Sendai Distillery.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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