This blended malt from Nikka is a combination of single malts from the company's two single malt distilleries; the fruity elegance of Miyagikyo with the smokier notes of Yoichi. The result is an aromatic balance of fruit and refined peat. Bottled at 43%. (Please note this is a 500ml bottle.)
Nose: Earthy and chocolately, with herbaceous notes and peat smoke, as well as sweet fruit.
Palate: A winning combo of dark chocolate and dark berry fruit, along with toffee and vanilla notes, bolstered by some well-defined peat.
Finish: Rich and strong, the smoke and spice lasting longest.