Miyagikyo Sherry & Sweet Distillery Limited

500 ml / 55%
Note: The box is likely to be damaged


Miyagikyo Sherry & Sweet is a limited edition single malt from Nikka’s Miyagikyo distillery. Aged in ex-sherry casks, it offers notes of dried fruit, spice, and sweetness. With no age statement but bottled at 55% ABV, it’s likely full-bodied and intense. Only available at the distillery, it’s a sought-after expression of Miyagikyo’s unique character.

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Miyagikyo Sherry & Sweet Distillery Limited Bottling Note

The Miyagikyo Sherry & Sweet Distillery Limited is a single malt whisky from Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Japan. A distillery exclusive bottling, it’s only available for purchase at the Miyagikyo distillery itself, nestled in the Miyagi prefecture. Established in 1969 by Masataka Taketsuru, Nikka’s founder, the Miyagikyo distillery aimed to create whiskies with a distinct profile compared to their Yoichi counterparts.

Details on the peating level of the malted barley remain undisclosed for the Miyagikyo Sherry & Sweet. However, the expression utilizes ex-sherry casks for maturation, imparting characteristic notes of dried fruit, spice, and sweetness – likely the inspiration behind the “Sherry & Sweet” moniker. While lacking an official age statement, some sources speculate the whisky may contain malts aged for at least 12 years. Bottled at a higher ABV of 55%, it suggests a potentially fuller-bodied and more intense flavor experience.

Unfortunately, due to limited availability and potential collectability, finding the Miyagikyo Sherry & Sweet outside the Miyagikyo distillery shop can be challenging, often selling out quickly. For those fortunate enough to acquire a bottle, it’s said to be a unique and flavorful expression that exemplifies the distinctive character of Miyagikyo whiskies.

Miyagikyo Sherry & Sweet Distillery Limited Tasting Note

Nose: Miyagikyo Sherry & Sweet opens with a bold wave of sherry influence. Dark fruits like raisins and prunes mingle with hints of candied orange peel and a touch of baking spice like cinnamon. Beneath this, a subtle floral note emerges, reminiscent of violets, alongside a whisper of malt character.

Palate: The arrival on the palate is surprisingly smooth despite the bottling strength of 55% ABV. The sherry influence takes center stage once again, offering flavors of rich fruitcake, stewed plums, and a touch of honeyed sweetness. Hints of oak spice and baking cocoa powder add complexity, while a subtle ginger warmth lingers in the background.

Finish: The finish is long and lingering, leaving a trail of dried fruit, spice, and a touch of oaky dryness. The sherry influence remains prominent, with hints of dark chocolate and a pleasant warmth that gradually fades.

Overall: The Miyagikyo Sherry & Sweet Distillery Limited is a bold and flavorful single malt that showcases the exceptional influence of ex-sherry casks. The whisky strikes a pleasant balance between sweetness, spice, and a touch of oaky dryness, resulting in a complex and thoroughly enjoyable drinking experience. While the lack of information on the age and peating level leaves some details to the imagination, the overall character is undeniably Miyagikyo – fruity, floral, and impeccably smooth. This limited release is sure to be a cherished find for any fan of Nikka whiskies and a testament to the distillery’s ability to craft unique and captivating expressions.

Product details

Weight 2.0 kg

Miyagikyo Sherry & Sweet Distillery Limited


Miyagikyo Distillery / Nikka Whisky


Japanese Whisky


Single Malt Whisky


Miyagi, Japan


NAS (No Age Statement)

Cask Type

Ex-Sherry casks


500 ml


55.0% ABV


Distillery Exclusive (Miyagikyo Distillery)


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