Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Moscatel Finish 2017

Single Malt

Nikka // Japan

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    3.33
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 3 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    moscatel cask

Tasting Notes

"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."

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet