"This whisky shows an undeniable combination of finesse and restraint vocalized by subtle hints of fresh honey, jasmine, and toasted hay. The palate manages to be both invigorating and mellow with bright tones of citrus peel and clover." 93 Points, 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
"Nikka operates two Coffey stills (named after its inventor Aeneas Coffey) within the Miyagikyo distillery for the elaboration of its grain whiskies. Imported from Scotland in 1963, these old stills yield a distillate with more flavor and depth than modern column stills, imparting a distinct character that defines the house blends. Exotic, fruity and unique, it is meant for the connoisseur in search of an unconventional whisky."