Country: Japan
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 45%
Score: 91 points

Nikka Miyagikyo. Image courtesy Nikka Whisky.This is the no-age-statement single malt from Nikka’s Miyagikyo Distillery that replaced the previous age-statement versions in 2015 and 2016. The nose is fruity with mango, papaya, and grapefruit notes, along with pine needles and a touch of menthol. The taste has a thick mouthfeel with pineapple, grapefruit, and mango notes, along with cooked bananas, coconut, and menthol. The finish is long and tart with tropical fruits, menthol, and coconut notes. (January, 2017)