Tasting and Review by Daniel & Rex in the Whisk(e)y Vault
“70cl / 45.0% – Replacing the previous NAS Miyagikyo single malt as well as the remaining age statement expressions, this single release will represent the distillery going forward as demand for Japanese whisky remains as strong as ever. The new single malt is said to be made with whiskies spanning various ages (hinting at the inclusion of older whiskies than the previous NAS release) with classic delicate, floral character and primarily ex-Sherry casks used for maturation.”
This no-age statement bottling contains whiskies of at least 10 years old. The Miyagikyo style is characterised by delicate, fruity yet intense characters and represents the perfect introduction for those new to Japanese whisky.
Slightly richer on the palate, with toasty, roasted nuts and ripe fruits. There’s some darker, more complex notes too, in the form of chocolate, along with candied fruit and some honey.
Best consumed neat or with a splash of mineral water.