Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Rum Finish 2017
Nikka // Japan
Following the release of the Japan-exclusive Yoichi and Miyagikyo Moscatel-finished single malts in September, the two rum-finished expressions were released exclusively for the European and US markets. Available from November 2017, there are only 3500 bottles of the Miyagikyo expression in circulation.
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 Typefinished in rum cask
"Oranges, raisins, pineapple, and plum fruit lead the nose. The palate brings abundant caramel, winter spice, and well-round sweetness from the rum's influence. Balance is there with fruit, spice, and sweetness evident but never overwhelming. The finish lingers on with spice and mouth-coating caramel. Definitely one of the best Nikka releases this year!"