The most subtle and least peated single malt by Nikka comes from the Miyagikyo distillery on the island of Honshu. This 12 years old Miyagikyo single malt — previously called Sendai — is aged in sherry casks and increases in body and complexity.
Nose: Full and tight with a touch of roasted coffee and pecan: the signs of ageing in quality sherry oak. It develops into floral aromas and moves on to oriental spices (coriander).
Palate: Rich, marked by the sherry, with remarkable thickness conveying chocolate and coffee. A certain saltiness can be detected owing to the ageing in sherry casks.
Finish: Long and warm, invigorating. This solid whisky is sturdy but also shows real finesse.
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