700ML / 45% ABV.
This soft and luxuriantly fragrant single malt whisky is distilled and matured at the Miyagikyo distillery in Sendai. At Miyagikyo, the different natural environment and the use of steam heat distillation results in a malt whisky with a different character from that of Yoichi. This single malt whisky features a sweet and elegant fragrance like fresh flowers, combined with a soft maltiness and a delicate, gentle and appealing mature essence derived from sherry casks.
Nose: Refined and rich. Very floral (hyacinth, daffodill), it evolves into bland tobacco notes. This leaves room for soft spices (saffron, star anise), then leather and beeswax. A touch of salt. Notes of citrus fruit preserve. A fine balance between sweetness and bitterness is achieved.
Palate: Firm and unctuous. Cocoa powder, almonds and cashew nuts dominate at first. Peppery and mineral (shale, slate), it develops tones of incense and ripe fruit (plum, pear).
Finish: Long, serene. Dried grass and sunflower are coupled with exotic fruit (mango), gention and flowers (tuberose). It also evolves from fresh to grilled nut flavours.