Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Rum Finish 2017

Single Malt

Nikka // Japan

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    5.0
    5 out of 5 stars
    ( 2 )

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.

  • 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
    finished in rum cask

Tasting Notes

"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!"

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Fruity & Spicy