A rare Japanese-market single malt expression of Yoichi.
Nikka was the life’s work of Masataka Taketsuru, the “Father of Japanese Whisky.” Its products are rightly celebrated worldwide for their quality, and it is not an exaggeration to say that you can feel the ingenuity of Masataka in Nikka whisky. Of all Nikka whiskies, perhaps the most celebrated is their Yoichi, strictly selected from among the finest malts, distilled and matured in cherry casks at the Yoichi distillery, birthplace of Nikka whisky. This single malt whisky is a master piece!
Nikka Miyagikyo Sherry and Sweet Cask Strength Distillery Release is a rare and highly sought after Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt only released at the Distillery in Sendai, Japan. It’s a rare cask release and impossible to find except for those intrepid travellers that make the journey to Sendai for the once per year release of the series of single malts. Due to steam heat distillation, whiskies from the Miyagikyo distillery are known to be distinctively mild and fruity compared to the more powerful taste of Yoichi malts. This Miyagikyo bottle was strictly selected from among the finest malts, distilled and matured in a sherry cask. It’s high quality stuff, like everything else from Nikka.
Nose: Hints of sweetness and prunes.
Palate: Sweet, with a taste of sherry, red apple, prunes, and chocolate.
Finish: Smooth hints of perfume.