Whisky Review: Miyagikyo Single Cask 2000 Aged 13 Years

Style: Fruity and Spicy

Nose:
Fragrant apple and pear drops burst into scene with dazzling sweetness. A very pure and clean aroma… Strolling on spring glass and along meadow bank. Delicious lychee martini, with a touch of enthusiastic ginger and peppermint spice. Slightly drying towards the end.

Palate:
More frisky fruity notes, a clean interchange of fresh green apples and sweet red apples. Feisty cedar wood strikes early with an edge of bitterness, orange zest stringing a hint of tropical fruits. All sweetness slowly converges at the back to hit a sweet spot, yum! Powerful spice running rampant around the field till the end.

Finish:
Oaky bitterness still biding its time, more fruity gestures mixing in like a cocktail punchbowl.

Thoughts:
Very bright and sparkling whisky from Miyagikyo. Delicate, light character with a cheerful tone. Charming fruits which can easily win you over any day. The oaky, bitter bite comes in a bit too strong, too soon to my taste. But nonetheless a very lively dram.

✓ [Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]

[59% • 2013 Bottled • 2000 Distilled • Original Bottling • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Chill Filtered • Non Coloured • Cask Number: 15805 • Warehouse Number: 25 • Aged 13 Years]

-Esmond