Review #722 – Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt

Review #722 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #23 – Nikka Myagikyo Single Malt

The Schtick: “Nikka’s entry-level whisky from Miyagikyo distillery. Light in body, yet full of flavour, this is an excellent introduction to Japanese whisky. Elegantly fruity with sherry-cask character.” – The Whiskey Exchange

This was sent to me blind, and I have filled in the details here post-review. It was sampled live in the Whiskey Network Discord Server and I was given the reveal in real time as well!


Distiller: Nikka

Bottler: Nikka

ABV: 45% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample


Nose: Melon, honey, wet cardboard and vanilla

Taste: Thin, sweet, some green young character, faintly vegetal. Some minor heat, vanilla and light fruity character.

Finish: Short, medium length, mildly doughy.

Overall: Overall, I found this young and generally unremarkable. It wasn’t actively bad, but lacked a lot of positive character.

Guess: This is a younger craft product of American origin, 3-6 years of age and bottled at 43% – 46% ABV. Good potential but needs more age.

Reveal: Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt. Interesting. Not having had this before, this was really interesting to do blind. I still want to try their Sherry Sweet release, but perhaps a little bit less so after experiencing this. Let’s blame it on the NAS, for now, though.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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