Price: $75 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Miyagikyo / Nikka
Region: Honshu, Japan
Aged For: NAS
Mashbill: 95% corn, 5% malted barley
Cask Type: Unknown
Chill Filtered: Unknown
Color Added: Unknown
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Color: Straw gold
Nose: An awful funk, I found it very unpleasant to sniff. Papaya and some type of unique fruitiness that I would not expect from a mainly corn mash bill.
Taste: Toffee, Cinnamon, and kiwi. Much better than the nose, and still very unique. Fruitiness gives way to a light vanilla oak.
Finish: Apricot, Raisin, and vanilla. A slight bit of oak still shows on a short light finish.
Thoughts: This has been one of my least favorite noses on a whiskey. There’s just some kind of fruit funk I don’t care for. Besides that it’s mostly fruity with lite vanilla and oak.
Score: 70 out of 100