Gold - 2013 International Spirits Challenge
This soft and luxuriantly fragrant single malt whisky is distilled and matured at the Miyagikyo distillery, located on the island of Honshu, two hours by high-speed train to the northeast of Tokyo. Built in the foothills of the Miyagi prefecture, at the heart of a region famous for its waterfalls and many hot springs, the distillery is a true haven of peace. This site was chosen for its pure air and high humidity levels, ideal for ageing in barrels. The environment is similar to that of the Cairngorms region in the heart of Scotland.
Miyagikyo, using large stills, produces a spirit
that is rich and fruity with elegant aromas. The Miyagikyo 12 year bottling offers a fuller bodied and even more complex expression, while remaining true to elegant character of this distillery's malts.