Dram Review: Miyagikyo Single Cask 1996 (Cask No. 42439)

[62.0%・18 Years Old・Distilled in 1996・Bottled in 2014・Official Bottling・Cask No. 42439・Single Cask Release] Nose: The nose starts off with pinewood and a thin brush of peat, unfamiliar but incredibly full bodied, fresh paper and cigar humidor as the ashy note begins to surface.  The fresh fruits and vanilla custard fare subservient. Palate & Finish: Citrus lemon…

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Whisky Review: SMWS 124.4 Miyagikyo “Full of secret pleasures”

Style: Musky Sherry bomb Nose: Hot Ribena boiling with peppermint leaves, quite stringent with all the spirit heat. Dunnage muskiness starting to surface. Woah, woah, what’s this? I haven’t tried a lot of Miyagikyo but this is something very different… Plenty of umami, a dash of chicken stock and soy sauce all simmering in a…

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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…

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Dram Review: Miyagikyo 12 Years Old Malty & Soft

[55.0%・12 Years Old・Bottled Circa. 2012-2015・Official Bottling・Limited Release] One of the key note expressions from the distillery in Sendai in the rather limited Nikka series, it has been procured by the wonderful Tokyo Bird for the lucky crowd here in Sydney. Nose: A lovingly rich dose of malted buttery shortbreads on the nose. Soft fruity note…

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