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Nikka ‘ Miyagikyo’ Single Malt Japanese Whisky

RM525.00

SKU:
AWS434906

Miyagikyo Single Malt is a range of single malt expressions from the Miyagikyo Distillery. Nikka’s founder Masataka Taketsuru chose a valley in the Miyagi prefecture as the site for his second distillery, and started its operation in 1969. He aimed to make a complete contrast between the two distilleries, Miyagikyo and Yoichi, with different natural environments and production methods.

 

Miyagikyo malts are described as elegant and fruity. Made from light peated and non-peated malted barley, whiskies distilled in pot stills heated by indirect steam express a signature fruitiness and delicate mouthfeel.

 

This no-age-statement version was released in 2016 as a permanent product that showcases the elegant style of Miyagikyo malts, when all age-statements were discontinued. This bottling has estery aromas generated by carefully selected yeast strains along with distinctive Sherry cask influence.
Tasting Profile
Peaty
Fruity
Smooth
Sweet
Malty
About The Brand

In 1918, a young Japanese man with an ambition to make genuine whisky went alone to Scotland to unveil the secret of whisky making. He is Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky. Given the chance to go to Scotland, Masataka became the first Japanese ever to master how to make whisky. He enrolled at the University of Glasgow, took chemistry courses, and then apprenticed at three Scotch distilleries. The young and passionate man was fortunate to learn first-hand from craftsmen and have practical training to master blending. The two notebooks filled with every detail later became Japan’s very first guide in whisky production.

In 1920 Masataka returned to Japan with his Scottish wife Jessie Roberta (Rita). The two had married earlier that year and Rita decided to immigrate to Japan to support her husband’s dream. However, after returning to Japan, Masataka and Rita were heartbroken to find out that Settsu Shuzo, the company that invested in Masataka to learn in Scotland, had to abandon its plan to produce genuine whisky in Japan due to recessions after World War I.

In the meantime, another company, Kotobukiya Limited (Suntory), was in search of someone who could conduct whisky production. Being the only Japanese who knew how to produce whisky at that time, Masataka was hired by Kotobukiya in 1923 to direct the building of the Yamazaki Distillery. There he led the project and devoted himself to producing Japan’s first genuine whisky.

After his ten-year contract with Kotobukiya, Masataka decided to become independent to make his own ideal whisky. In 1934 he went north and built his first distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido, a place – though inconveniently located – he had always considered to be the ideal site for him to make whisky. The environmental conditions of Yoichi were in many ways similar to those of Scotland with a cool climate, crisp air, and appropriate humidity. The company first started producing apple products under the name of ‘Dai Nippon Kaju’, meaning the ‘Great Japanese Juice Company’ while he was preparing to produce whisky. In 1936 the first pot still designed by Masataka and made in Japan was installed and started distillation. Finally, in 1940 the first whisky from Nikka was launched. The brand name of this whisky was “NIKKA WHISKY”, short for ‘Nippon Kaju’, which later became the name of the company itself.

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