Miyagikyo 1999 single cask, 61%

Price: $228 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Herbal-style Miyagikyo, with light balsa wood opening into macaroon and peach stone. The sense, especially with water, is of early autumn unfolding. The palate is very soft, with the assured boldness of character typical of the distillery, but tempered with a subtle undertow of persimmon and peach. Sweet and lush, but with delicacy.€169