Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Apple Brandy Barrel Finish

Peated Single Malt

Nikka // Japan

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Nikka has released two single malts to honor the 100th wedding anniversary of Nikka’s founder Masataka Taketsuru and his wife Rita who were married in Glasgow in 1920. The couple moved to Japan a few years later and Nikka was founded in 1934. When Nikka was first established, apple products helped to keep the distillery afloat while they waited for their whisky to mature. Distilled at the Miyagikyo distillery, this no-age statement single malt was finished in apple brandy casks for 6 months. It is bottled at 47% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    47.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    finished in apple brandy casks

Tasting Notes

"Imagine a liquid version of an apple pie with a buttery crust, and it's a dram of this whisky! Stewed green apples, clove, nutmeg and a bit of allspice mix with hazelnut, marzipan, and cappuccino. The texture is full-bodied and creamy, with a puff of pipe tobacco-like smoke binding all these elements into a satisfying finish. "

Score 92

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