Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Moscatel Finish 2017
Nikka // Japan
This Miyagikyo single malt is exclusive to Japan, released on September 26th, 2017. This and a Yoichi expression were finished in Portuguese Moscatel wine casks. Only 1,500 bottles of each were released, with one-third of those making it to stores. The rest were distributed via wholesalers, to bars, and establishments across the country. Needless to say, both releases quickly sold out.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typemoscatel cask
"The Moscatel influence enhances the dried fruit and sweetness of the Miyagikyo base. Muscat grapes, honey, and sweet oak aromas bring a palate of sweet and dry fruit. A strong bitterness comes through, lasting all the way through the long, full finish."