MIYAGIKYO Limited Edition 2019 48%
Single Malt Whisky, Japan, 70cl, Ref: 56346
In addition to being one of the last two casks produced in 1969 (on 7 March), the year of the distillery’s creation, this sherry cask version is the result of blending various Miyagikyos from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. With huge complexity, in terms of both flavours and aromas, it shows us this single malt in an unusually peaty light. So much so that at times it bears a striking resemblance to Yoichi. Obstinately refusing to be hemmed into reductive stereotypes, it chooses an original pathway to better highlight
the rich and radiant initial nose can be broken down into two sequences. One is marked by citrus fruit (mandarin, orange) and apricot, the other by peat, chilli (Espelette pepper) and camphor. Allowed to breathe, it becomes exotic (mango, passion fruit) and heady (freesia). The nuanced attack is peaty then fruity (quince). Gradually, notes of earth and malted barley take the reins. The mid-palate is chocolatey and spicy (pink peppercorn). The silky finish is characterized by beeswax and lavender honey. The very end of the finish is vegetal (pipe tobacco) and precedes a floral and herbal (green tea) retro-nasal olfaction.
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- Appearance : mahogany copper.
- Nose : rich, complex. The radiant and perfectly sketched initial nose has two sequences of aromas, one very citrusy (orange, mandarin) and fruity (apricot), the other peaty, oily, hot (Espelette) and medicinal (camphor). Allowed to breathe, exotic fruits (mango, passion fruit) take the reins, adding a lyrical dimension to the atmosphere. Notes of apple jelly, malted barley and heady florals (purple lilac) further accentuate the feeling of fullness emanating from the aromatic palette.
- Palate : lively, nuanced. Just as remarkably constructed, the attack is peaty, vegetal and then fruity (mango, orange, passion fruit, quince). Unlike the first nose, however, notes of earth, root (ginseng, ginger) and malted barley gradually gain the upper hand. On the mid-palate, sweet Havana cigar flavours, dandelion and straw make for a very original palette of flavours. At this point, spices (pink peppercorn, nutmeg, star anise), chilli (cayenne) and camphor indelibly coat the taste buds.
- Overall : long, silky. At the start of the finish, cinnamon peel, beeswax, citrus fruit zest (lemon, orange) and elderberry appear alongside iris butter and lavender honey. The very end of the palate is at once rich (toffee), roasted (pipe tobacco) and spicy (curry, cardamom, cumin). On the retro-nasal olfaction, notes of green tea and flowering geranium leave their divinely fragrant signature. The autumnal empty glass takes us through undergrowth (moss, lichen, ivy, mushroom).
- The brand
The distillery produces a full palette of malts that enables the group’s master blender to carry out his art: sherry & sweet, woody & vanillic, fruity & estery. The aim is to produce different profiles of single malts - peated or unpeated, extremely fruity to extremely peaty - using a wide variety of yeasts. To further enhance this effect, long fermentations are carried out before distillation. The whisky is then placed in ex-sherry or ex-bourbon casks, or even into new American oak casks. Find out more
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