2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Japanese Whisky (Japan), 45% abv, $79.99

95
Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation

Tasting Notes:

A smoky nose rises from the glass, but immediately finds harmony with spicy and bold flavors on the palate. Gorgeous expressions of coffee, wood spice, tobacco, and heather honey are outlived by clove and a lingering heat on the finish. Complexity abounds.

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Cocktail Recommendation:

Whiskey Sour: 4½ Stars, Drop Dead Delicious
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