The most delicate and the least peaty of Nikka’s single malts comes from the distillery of Miyagikyo on the island of Honshu. This whisky, once also called Sendai for export, is similar in style to the Speyside single malts. This ten year old is especially so, due to its elegant finesse.
Amber in colour with orange highlights.
A soft and precise nose, a precise expression of malted barley, with fine notes of vanilla and caramel, the result of bourbon cask maturation. Opens up further with citrus fruit (lime, orange and cedrate), a touch of beer yeast, hops and smoke, all held together by a fine woodiness (light sherry).
Fleshy and sensual on the palate with deliciously soft notes of oak, coconut and milk chocolate. Quite full and intriguing.
A fleshy and sensual finish with deliciously soft notes of oak, coconut and milk chocolate. Quite full and intriguing.