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Miyagikyo 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.27/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4904230104735
Added on
28 Jun 2009 3:39 pm

Average value

€ 519.75

14 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

171 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miyagikyo 12-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.27 points

  1. Palindrome scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This (now rare) whisky is fabulous, especially in warm weather. An ideal summer malt, although I would never put ice in it. I can't assign more than 88 due to keeping a scale with other whiskies, but this one is a keeper. If you can find a bottle at a reasonable price, buy it. Often, I agree with Whiskybase ratings. I think that many people who rated this below 86 didn't understand the enduring beauty of this distillation. As the years pass, it gains in value and gracefulness. Bottle aging won't hurt either. It will drink even better (if stored ideally) in another ten years.

  2. WSP scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An absolutely wonderful Japanese, very sophisticated and multi-layered and that at 12Y.
    • Nose
      Ah, so you have to love Japanese, this special blend of the lightest coastal air and waxy notes, a little reminiscent of Clynelish in Scotland, light grapefruit, light orange oil notes, lemon drops, white chocolate, light honey and some vanilla, some light grapes
    • Taste
      Very oily and viscous, orange oil, grapefruit, lemongrass, lemon zest, waxy notes, linen sacks, white chocolate, honey, light heather, grasses on the coast, beautiful salt notes, vanilla, light grapes, green apple, some banana vllt. even and pear, but the salt and the grassy here are the pithy notes with the citrus influence, fine toffee
    • Finish
      Green apple with shell, some grapefruit, light malt, hints of barley, light honey, astringent, some salt, medium to long, dry-salty

  4. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Can a whisky be just a bit too perfect?
    I think so, and the Miyagikyo 12 is a great example. Just a little too tight, a little too accurate, and a little overpriced....
    See my full review at: 
    http://maltandoak.com/japans-nikka-miyagikyo-12-could-it-be-just-a-bit-too-perfect/

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. ValeronDeportivo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Water enhance the sweetness and lowers the herbal side, and generally amplifies the scents and flavours. Very nice. With even more water the smell and taste are even clearer and a hint of smoke develops, but the body is too thin and gets a little spread out.
    • Nose
      Sweet caramel and fruits, oranges and mango. With time a lemon note develops, and some flowers. Later on, white chocolate and rosemarine.
    • Taste
      A full body and a sweet taste, with a slight woody bitterness. General tropical fruits, and aromatic herbs.
    • Finish
      The finish is of medium length, and very sweet. Some red fruits hint at sherry casks.

  10. Titi94 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE LMDW: Color: amber backed. Nose: full and tight, small tip "roasted" (coffee, pecan), sign of a breeding controlled in quality oak (sherry). Opens with a floral touch and develops on oriental spices (coriander). Palate: Rich in sherry, rich in texture, with a remarkable mellow and expressing chocolate (brownie) and coffee. Some salinity is felt in relation to sherry casks. Final: long and warm, invigorating. Whisky "all of a block", square of shoulder, but also showing a real finesse.

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