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Nikka

Nikka
Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky

Category: Japanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 45%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$79.99

Nikka
Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky

Category: Japanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 45%
Light gold color. Earthy aromas of autumn leaves, yuzu zest, ripe apple, starfruit skin, peach skin and persimmon, and campfire with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, prodigious, very long dried ginger, pu erh tea, luxury pipe tobacco, enoki mushroom and lemongrass, and orange peel and star anise finish. An elegant, nuanced journey of the senses.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Candied, Fruity, Herbal, Rich, Smoky & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: autumn leaves, yuzu zest, ripe apple, starfruit skin, peach skin and persimmon, and campfire
Taste Flavor: dried ginger, pu erh tea, luxury pipe tobacco, enoki mushroom and lemongrass, and orange peel and star anise
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Now neat, with drops of water and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, nuanced journey of the senses.

The Producer or Importer

Hotaling & Co. Importer-Distiller

The Producer or  Importer
550 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-4158674465

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Japanese Whisky

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Whisky production in Japan began in the early 20th century when producers armed with knowledge gained from time spent learning the craft in Scotland created the first Japanese blended whiskeys. Single malts did no come about in Japan until the late 20th century and today they are regarded as among the finest in the world.

Styles vary from relatively light to more full-bodied with a peaty quality very much in the style of a single malt Scotch. Flavors range from honeyed cereal to brown spices, leather and tobacco. The quality is outstanding; these are meant to be sipped and enjoyed but certainly wouldn't hurt a cocktail.

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