|NIKKA DISCOVERY 2021
Miypgikyo Peated Single Malt
Nikka Discovery series, the Miyagikyo Peated single malt is made using peated malts, showing off the distillery's smoky side of things. A brilliant Japanese whisky that is well worth exploring for enthusiasts.
Yoichi Non-Peated Single Malt
Nikka Discovery series, the Yoichi Distillery made exclusively with unpeated malts. You'll usually find a good helping of smoky elements in Yoichi's whiskies, so this ought to be a fascinating experience for Japanese whisky fans.
Miyagikyo Peated 2021 Tasting Note:
Nose: Rich and complex. Subtle notes of toast, dry peat and twigs highlight the distinguished character of the first nose. Allowed to breathe, the peat becomes more intense, almost meatier while simultaneously taking on a light veil of smoke. In the climax, exotic fruit and fresh fig bring lots of breadth and energy to the palette of aromas.
Palate: Distinguished and dynamic. The attack is just as exotic, while also revealing both honeyed and floral notes. As for the peat, it finesses itself into every nook and cranny. Covered in a fine layer of ash, the mid-palate is deeply rooty allowing the expression of a refreshing minerality.
Finish: Long and well-balanced. At the start of the finish, a chocolate, vanilla and spicy peat takes centre-stage. Tangy flavours of ripe fruit slowly spread across the taste buds. The empty glass precisely replicates the aromas of cigar, wildflowers and black liquorice.
ABV : 48.0%
SIZE : 700ML
Yoichi Non-Peated Single Malt Tasing Note:
Nose: Refined and balanced. Staying close to its foundations of malted barley, the first nose also reveals aromas of fruit and acacia honey. Becoming increasingly exotic, it then develops a nobly spicy and herbaceous register. Little by little, medicinal notes delicately cover the aromatic palette.
Palate: Taut and lively. Citrus fruits initially bring a lot of energy to the first impression in the mouth. This lively start is then followed by a beautiful vanilla and almost roasted sequence, the richness of which highlights the incredible balance of sweet and savoury flavours. A particularly mouth-watering bitterness completes the picture.
Finish: Long and rich. Like the first nose, the start of the finish focuses on malted barley. Aniseed, vegetal and creamy flavours gradually spread across the sides of the palate. On the retronasal olfaction, a handful of nuts and juicy fruits bring pleasing length to the very end of the palate. The empty glass is malty and spicy.
ABV : 47.0%
SIZE : 700ML