I didn't think the 12yo 70th Anniversary Miyagikyo was too special, although some folks like it a lot, but for me there was a little bitter edge in it that I didn't like. So let's see how the standard 12yo fares. This one is bottled at 45% vol. alcohol.
- Nose: Malty, hints of smoke, honey, spicy and juicy oak, a bit mineral, dry earth with patches of grass
- Mouth: Corn, Adzuki, malty and oily, sweet chestnuts/marrons
- Finish: Medium long, malty, earthy, juicy oak and a bit fruitiness comes trough
Comment: I quite enjoy this one and also like it a lot better than the 70th Anniversary Miyagikyo. The nose is great and very Highland'ish. At the finish it lacks a bit but is still good.