The Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky shows the characteristics of Nikka’s second distillery built in 1969. The founder Masataka Taketsuru chose this site in the mountains of Sendai to contrast with his first distillery, Yoichi, which is located in the coastal area.
The Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky is described as soft and fruity. Using less peaty malt, this whisky is distilled in a pot still heated by indirect steam at a low temperature. The Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky has an elegant fruitiness and a distinctive aroma with a strong Sherry cask influence.