This is a single malt from the Miyagikyo distillery, Nikka’s second distillery built in1969. The founder Masataka Taketsuru chose this site in the mountains of Sendai to contrast with his first distillery, Yoichi, located in the coastal area. Using less peaty malt and distilled in a pot still heated by indirect steam, Miyagikyo single malt has an elegant fruitiness and a distinctive aroma with a strong Sherry cask influence.
Color : Warm Gold.
Nose :Full-flavoured, first iris notes then the aromas of malted barley, banana, liquorice.
Palate :Initially the malted barley, then cover with liquorice, spices and chocolate tones.
Finish : Long, soft, notes of tobacco, spices, toasted nuts and lychee.