Nikka Miyagikyo 12 Year Old
Single Malt Japanese Whisky
Softly smoky and utterly irresistible, the 12 year old from Miyagikiyo shows incredible balance and complexity. This revered 12-year-old Japanese single malt is produced and aged at the Miyagikyo Distillery,
Nikka Miyagikyo 12 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky is distilled and aged at the Miyagikyo Distillery, which is known for its lighter, more floral malts (as opposed to the heavier, more oily malts produced at Yoichi). Made from 100% malted barley and distilled in pot stills that are heated with steam as opposed to coal fire, Nikka Miyagikyo 12 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky is then aged for 12 years in ex-sherry casks. As a result, the whisky has a delicate and modern aroma of bitter green apple, citrus zest, nougat and ginger, which leads to a palate filled with vanilla custard, nutmeg and cinnamon, along with a subtle smokiness. The finish is light and smoky, with notes of dried mango, breakfast cereal and honey.
Nikka Miyagikyo 12 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky is one of the rarer Japanese whiskies available in the entire United States.
Jim Murray awarded this Japanese Whisky 92 points!