Nikka Peated Bottle in 2021 Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky



Whisky Advocate Score: 94, #13 on the Top 20 Whiskies of 2022 List

The conventional understanding of Nikka’s two distilleries is that Yoichi whiskies are smoky while Miyagikyo expressions are light and fruity. Here Nikka disrupts that thinking in a marriage of peat smoke with all that Miyagikyo has to offer. The nose starts with lemon, apricot, and poached pear as the smoke gently emerges. The palate offers vanilla, caramel, and a layered subtle peat smoke that is positively ethereal. There is lots more to explore: If Nikka hoped to break the mold and venture into new spaces, it has succeeded admirably with this masterpiece.

Single Malt Miyagikyo Peated (48% ABV) is crafted solely from batches of peated malts, which distinguishes it significantly from the “light and fruity" image of Miyagikyo.


This expression showcases the exquisite combination of distinctive peaty notes and boldness, leaving its signature estery hint in the aftertaste.


Country Japan
Product Subcategory Whiskey
Mashbill Type Single Malt
Container Bottle
Container Size 750ml