Miyagikyo 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
28 Jun 2009 3:29 pm

Average value

€ 434.51

37 × in wishlist

198 × member ratings

697 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miyagikyo 10-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.13 points

  1. jjkmlss scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    the best Japanese distillery, sooooo better than hyped Yamazaki
    • Nose
      saffron, heather, fig jam, pumpkin, milk chocolate, blueberry muffin, apple pie
    • Taste
      sweet & sherry, oak, apple ,blueberries, milk choc, chai tea, cinnamon, ginger bread & butter
    • Finish
      lemon peel, choc, tobacco, oak

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In the nose a mixture of pear and a bit of sour blueberry. With sponge cake. Cornflakes. In addition fresh and floral notes. Succulent wood too.
    Nice sweetness in the mouth. Brittle. Some marzipan. Orange oil. Toast. Dried wood. Grain.

    Neat malt, which doesn't flash me now either. The prices from € 200 - € 600 are of course completely stupid and absolutely not of quality.

  3. kanpai79 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Wet coniferous forest, some tree bark, light honey. Lemon cake. Freshly mown grass.
    • Taste
      Cornflakes, walnut cookies, some cocoa powder. A hint of candied ginger. Chocolate with lemon pieces.

  6. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. htz881 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice stuff. Nuff said. Tasted on 13/11/2016 in a Japanese line-up (WB ID's 70236, 5443, 9252, 38412, 6016, 71248 and 20342, in that order). 
    • Nose
      Oh, this is nice! Flowers everywhere - I'm imagining The Sound Of Music in my head now! Some cinnamon, grassy notes as well, everything accompanied with a layer of vanilla beeswax. 
    • Taste
      This is the good stuff. Clean and crisp yet full of flavors: vanilla beeswax sweetness with floral floralness (is that a word? Well, you get the idea). Faint touch of wood. 
    • Finish
      Peppery spiciness kicking in, later on converting to sweet floral tones with some grassiness. 

  9. Igor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In Scottish terms it might be close to Lowland territories.
    • Nose
      First nose provides fine sourness, sour-sweet fruit - white apple like, apple juice, citron, juicy kiwi pulp, it is fresh, woodsy slightly, wood chips?, with hints of cut grass, mint leaf, eucalyptus and muskmelon.

      Basically this is very summery indeed, warm, yet clear and delicate enough, with touches of field flowers, daisies, pollen/honeyed, anise, rosin, sleek (vanillic) wood, cashew, hazelnut. And after that: candied fruit jelly, gelatine, glucose, 
    • Taste
      A trifle sweet beginning alters promptly by herbal bitterness of fern, leafage, bay leaf, licorice root and menthol - cool, fresh.

      Mid palate: chamomile tea, broth?, herb tea, wild (mānuka?) honey, a tad earthy, salty even.

      Medium bodied, oily. Being moderate on the palate, it's got a nice balance indeed - no edginess, no sharpness whatsoever, nothing is jutting out there, everything's in harmony - ah, so Japanese that!
    • Finish
      Lemon zest, (salty) lemon-/orange rind, coriander, nutmeg, bitter tangerines flare up then, ginger sherbet fizz. Citruses galore.Soft but lasting. With an exclusive balance once again.

  10. detachedblue scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is very young and not that matured in my opinion. However, the casks they used were exceptional. This is a very decent sherries whisky.
    • Nose
      Very sweet without smoke, pineapple and stewed apple, banana and red berries.
    • Taste
      Very smooth and mellow, banana and sherry, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      medium finish, sherry and spices. 


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