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Bottler: No

ABV: 45%

Size: 70cl

Region: Japan

Taste Rating: 3

The second of Nikka’s distilleries was founded in 1969. Apparently it took three years of travelling Japan for the founder Masataka Taketsuru to find this site in the Miyagi Valley where the Nikkawa and Sendai rivers meet. Miyaikyo means Miyagi Valley. Since then the distillery has been expanded twice and today makes both Malt and Grain whisky.

The malt whisky is lighter with more summer fruits in contrast to Yochi’s big oily flavours. They have four pairs of copper pot stills all the same size and shape. It’s the grain plant which is interesting, they have a modern column still for producing grain for blends, but they also have a pair of Glasgow made Coffey Stills, the old fashioned grain stills perfected by Angus Coffey. They use Maize and Malted Barley in these stills and the whisky they produce has won lots of awards.

1 - 5 bottles - £6.95 (UK Mainland Only)
6 or more bottles delivered FREE! (UK Mainland Only)

UK Mainland does not include:

Scottish Highlands - postcode areas

IV2, AB37-AB38, AB41-AB45, AB51-AB56, FK20-FK21, IV1, IV3-IV40, IV52-IV54, KW1-KW14, PA21-PA39, PH15-PH41

1-12 Bottles  - £25.90 - then £1 for each bottle over 13 bottles

Scottish Islands - postcode areas

HS1-HS9, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-IV56, KA27-KA28, KW15-KW17, PA20, PA40-PA49, PA60-PA78, PH42-PH44, ZE1-ZE3

1-12 bottles - £31.90 - then £1 for each bottle over 13 bottles

All these areas

  • Northern Ireland - BT
  • Isle of Man - IM
  • Isle of White - PO30-PO41
  • Isles of Silly - TR
  • Channel Islands - JE, GY

1-12 bottles - £31.90 - then £1 for each bottle over 13 bottles

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Taste Rating Guide

1 - Light, good for beginners - an aperitif on a summers day, i.e. Glengoyne, Auchentoshan

2 - Also good for beginners but with more depth and body - a little stronger than 1, ie. Glenmorangie, Speyburn

3 - A dram for everyone, a little more complex so the palate requires a little more experience, i.e. Cragganmore, Macallan

4 - A stronger spirit, a big whisky with lots of character and body, excellent after dinner, i.e. Lagavulin, Laphroaig