Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Full of secret pleasures
Stated Age
17 years old
1st Fill Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L14 316 11:46 8ML
Added on
06 Dec 2014 11:41 am by Finlaggan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 699.00

13 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miyagikyo 1996 SMWS 124.4

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.23 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What was that horny part please? I liked that very much.
    • Nose
      Blind Sample:


      Already when pouring filter coffee and liquorice came out of the glass. Oh ... this is going to be fun ...
      Heavy, thick leather. Herbs and a flag of smoke. It smells of wet wood, burned caramel, some salt and overripe plums. He has such a cool, dirty touch, on which I totally go. Let's stand something ..... there will certainly be some ....
      It's getting spicier now. Pepper, lovage, wet pipe tobacco and slightly sour orange. Blackberries, men's chocolate and roasted almonds.
      There's more to discover, but I really want to try it now. Great nose!
    • Taste
      Full, spicy start. Röstaromen, leather, pepper and slightly burnt cake spices.
      The second sip comes a distinct, meringled woody aroma with pickled sour cherries and elderberries. This subtle smokiness accompanies nicely the tobacco and a pleasant menthol note. A certain amount of nuttiness opens up and brings cocoa. The orange also remains in the taste, hanging as a sour counterpoint.
    • Finish
      Long and oily with herbs. Then it gets a little drier and the oak comes. Before it fades with dark berries, liquorice and a flag smoke.

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very good SMWS bottling. Keep it this way. 
    • Nose
      Dark brown sherry aromas,prunes,syrup of figs,molasses and marmite. Also found some notes from black grape, jam,cocoa powder and spices. Very complex.
    • Taste
      Complex again with raisins and bouquets of black orchids? Ginger cake,licorice root,maraschino cherries, strawberry jelly, chocolate sauce . 
    • Finish
      Lovely intense, Long warm and complex. It comes all  together, very good one. Dark and lovely.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This might be too much sherry for some, and I usually prefer a more subtle approach too, but this is simply too good. Wonderful stuff!
    • Nose
      Lots of really dark sherry notes. I don't often comment on the colour of a whisky, but this rivals the darkness of a Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask. Prunes, figs and plums. Quite savoury also. Some varnish, as well as leather and tobacco. A little bit of burnt rubber, but I like it.
    • Taste
      Rich and nutty with lots of licorice, leather and raisins. Can't help but compare this to the several Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask's I've tried. This is much better balanced. Cherries and treacle as well, with a hint of sulphur adding a little more depth, making it of added value in this case.
    • Finish
      Lots of spices (cloves and nutmeg). Ending on a sweet, dark red fruits. Loooong!

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with Aby and JJ.

    Sample from Trompjes
    • Nose
      Raisins, some polish, fruity, leather and tobacco.
    • Taste
      Liquorice, leather and honey. Orange, woody, syrup and nuts.
    • Finish
      Sweet wih syrup and orange.

  5. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS note:
    The nose held dark, brooding sherry aromas – prunes, syrup of figs,

    molasses and marmite – also some lighter impressions (plums, black

    grapes, damson jam, cocoa powder and spices). Some of us imagined a

    motor museum, others an artist’s studio. After reduction, we got sacks of

    raisins and bouquets of black orchids and tulips. The neat flavour was

    supremely intense – treacle, cinder toffee, ginger cake, liquorice root,

    maraschino cherries, strawberry jelly cubes and chocolate sauce. With

    water, despite a faint hint of old-fashioned telephone flex, this was an

    immensely tasty Pandora’s box of a dram – dark, but full of secret pleasures.

  6. Ducemm scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. addyhd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Lovely style , great nose , thick ripe red fruits . Thanks to Trompjes for the sample.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91


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