Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Miyagikyo 1989 - 23yo - Cask #40745

A Nikka Miyagikyo single cask from 1989 bottled in 2010. 60% vol. Not sure what cask type this is...

  • Nose: Oak, solvent, a little tobacco, licorice, water opens it up a lot with smoke, sherry and caramel with vanilla
  • Mouth: Oily, smoky, burnt ham and burnt/caramelized papaya and figs, oak and something like chewing on fresh green'ish twigs
  • Finish: Smoky, a bit oak and sherry, water makes it peppery and more smoky. A tad sharp and fairly dry. At the very end some subtle (Fino?) sherry comes trough.
Comment: Flavorful with some tasty caramelized fruits but it's not one that is easy to grasp. You need two or three sessions with this one. Also a bit rough around the edges.

87 points

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