Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Nikka Single Malt Miyagikyo whisky

Nikka Single Malt Miyagikyo whisky is on my TOP Shelf. 

The first segment(Mostly not available on google search)
Occasions, tips, alternates, cocktails, food pairings, SJ's Rating, Feel.

SJ's Rating- Top Shelf 
Even at 45% ABV, it is very gentle on the palette and highly enjoyable! Just what I expected from a quality Japanese whisky, enjoyed it happily :-) 
Occasion- Friday night special
SJ's Pro tip- It would be enjoyable trying other expressions of Nikka whisky as a flight
Cocktails- N/A
Feel- Delighted 😀
Food Pairing- Japanese(Yaki soba with Shrimp noodles, Fried Calamari)

The second segment(Technical details that are mostly available on a google search)
Nikka Whisky Single Malt Miyagikyo. What does this even mean? Miyagikyo is Nikka's second distillery built in 1969 hence the name. As with Scotch, it is single malt because the contents in this bottle all come from a single distillery. The location of this distillery according to the product label is in the mountains of Sendai. It contrasts with another distillery, Yoichi established in 1934, located in the coastal area. This is less peaty compared to Yoichi. 

Vital Stats-
Price- $83.99 for 750ml
Age- NAS(No Age Statement)
ABV- 45%
Region- Japan
Distillery- The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co Ltd, Japan
Awards won- Silver in Japanese Single Malt Category

Tasting info-
Appearance- Medium golden
Aroma- Fruity, peach, chocolate, brown sugar
Flavor- WOW! Sweet, fruity, dark chocolate
Body-  Medium
Finish- Long, slightly spicy, warm & lingering

If you would like my recommendation based on any occasion feel free to reach out to me via comments or my portal. Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly. 
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