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Overall rating
83.09/100
votes
220
Whiskybase ID
WB72932
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4904230042242
Added on
10 Oct 2015 4:26 pm by Psychos

Average value

€ 80.40

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220 × member ratings

658 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miyagikyo Single Malt

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.09 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points Super Administrator

    Opened in 1969 and formerly known as Sendai distillery, Miyagikyo produces the bulk of Nikka's malt and grain whisky. The nose of this NAS expression is fruity, floral and not overtly young, emphasizing banana, mango and a touch of coconut. Beeswax, raisins and lemon hide in the back. On the palate, rich, sweet and surprisingly spicy flavors predominate, ranging from ginger, cinnamon and apples to mocha, licorice and restrained oak. Peppery, zesty and slightly herbaceous, the medium finish subsides with a hint of peat. A very pleasant summer dram.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. VanOpek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      cookies, vanilla, cream, dried fruit, plum, raisin, citrus, fruity in time, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, complex
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet, fruity, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, apple, oak, herbs, rounded, very smooth
    • Finish
      82 82
      oak, bitter herbs, chalk, sandy, dry, simple but long and pleasant

  3. Dutchdram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      I smell sweet notes of vanilla, dates and tropical fruit (especially mango and bananas). But I also smell floral tones like flowers (daffodils) and at the end a tone of fruit toffee's.
    • Taste
      83 83
      A very creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of licorice and malted barley come through. Also notes of spices, especially cinnamon and ginger.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long. A delicious woody taste with a sweetness of honey. Spices again and after a while I taste another tone of moss.

  4. Foudos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. gaboruso scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. holborndrinker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A little shy in the glass, but not bad overall.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Sugar, cream toffees
    • Taste
      82 82
      If taste were a colour this would be bronze, some spice, sweetness, but quite mellow.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium with some spice persisting.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    I don't like it much on the nose because of the butterscotch but it is better on the palate
    • Nose
      82 82
      Caramel, butterscotch, spices, some green fruits, little leafy, citric
    • Taste
      83 83
      Little punchy, little sweetness, little fruitness, spicy, little salty, little woody
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium long, warm, more punchy, more spicy

  8. Jeep51 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    N: Light. Honey, flower (pink, hibiscus), Mars bar
    B: Attack on smoke (very Yoichi in fact), honey, noble wood, toffee.
    F: Long, saline, some cardboard and tea too.
    C: Too bad it's a little shy on the nose. More interesting in the mouth.

  9. TomP scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice summer dram

  10. Kumachan scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice, I expected much less, the result is pastry, fruity, fine and elegant but of good amplitude. Do not try to compare it to the fire 10 years. If you had to give it a subjective rating, it would be a 85
    • Nose
      The dress is golden yellow. The nose. A pastry ball: Marzipan, butter croissant and cooked butter. Confit, on the Ume plum, the freshness of the granny apple, depth of the khaki and the spices of the walnut and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      The mouth. A fat and smooth texture, on sherry, cake batter and buttered brioche, white fruit, pear, peach and a little currant. Spices.
    • Finish
      The finish is long on white fruits and cake dough.

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