Nikka Yoichi & Miyagikyo 'Moscatel Wood Finish'
We're excited about this one!!
Nikka's limited edition Yoichi & Miyagikyo 'Moscatel Wood Finish' were released in late 2017, exclusively to the Japanese market. Only 3500 bottles of each expression were produced, and a minuscule 500 of each allocated to retail outlets.
Non Chill-Filtered and bottled at 46% ABV, these brilliant expressions are an absolute pleasure to drink.
Moscatel is a sweet, fortified white wine from Portugal, which is similar to the better known French 'muscat'. A handful of the finest barrels were selected by Nikka in order to use them to finish aging of Yoichi and Miyagikyo's single malts for a year.
This is an extremely limited release by the great Miyagikyo distillery, released in 2017, with only 500 bottles available for retail.
Tasting Notes (Yoichi)
On the nose, the great Yoichi smoke is powerful, with a subtle muscat fruitiness (honey, pineapple, mango) present in the background. Tropical fruit, and thick honey spread gently on the palate, followed by an intense peaty finish which is long and full of oak and smoke.
Tasting Notes (Miyagikyo)
A burst of fresh muscat grapes and oak come to the nose, followed by a harmonious blend of fresh summer fruits, rich raisins, and subtle sandalwood.
The Moscatel influence enhances the dried fruit and sweetness of the Miyagikyo base. Muscat grapes, honey, and sweet oak aromas bring a palate of sweet and dry fruit.
The finish is long and satisfying, leaving you wanting for nothing