||Grain Whisky (i.e. not Malted Barley)|
|Distiller||Miyagikyo (Sendai, Japan)|
Similar to the Nikka Coffey Grain (which I really like), this is a malt made in Nikka's coffey still.
Bottling Code: 6/14E481631
Bottling Date: August 2016
A very Japanese nose – light incense, apple juice, vanilla, spicy oak, banana, and light dried citrus. Well balanced and elegant. The mouthfeel is rich, with a rich spiciness – clove, rosewood, and sandalwood – and light fruit and floral notes to balance it out. There is lots of vanilla and oreo ice cream. The finish is sweet with light floral notes, raisins, prunes and a suggestive maltiness. It’s very easy to drink, but I think its sibling Coffey Grain is actually better.
Recommended (81% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Average. Based on $90.