“Best Single Malt in the World” This highly prized World Whiskies Awards title has been picked up twice (2002 and 2008) by a Yochi single malt. Such recognition was a shock for the Scottish distillers, and a revelation for many whisky fans. The Yoichi distillery, one kilometre from the Sea of Japan, produces a whisky with salty, slightly medicinal notes, not unlike its Scottish cousins from the Isle of Islay. Yoichi has its own cooperage, and takes particular care in the selection of its barrels, made on site from new oak, a practice that has become rare in Scotland.
MIYAGIKYO Apple Brandy Wood Finish 47%
Quantity limited to 1 bottle by client.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the wedding of Nikka founder Masataka Taketsuru to Rita Cowan, Nikka is launching Apple Brandy Wood Finish editions of their NAS Yoichi and Miyagikyo Single Malts. This Single Malt from Miyagikyo distillery is finished in an ex-apple brandy cask. Apples are a strong symbol in Nikka’s history.