This release by Nikka is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the wedding of Nikka founder Masataka Taketsuru to Rita Cowan. Nikka has just launched a brand new Apple Brandy Wood Finish editions of their Yoichi and Miyagikyo Single Malts . For the Miyagikyo Apple Brandy Wood Finish .
Nikka the Yoichi is finished in an ex-apple brandy cask to harmonize a mellow sweetness with a deep peatiness. On the nose there’s a sweet aroma of apple compote alongside maltiness, then the palate brings savory sweetness of baked sweets like apple pie and fruit cask. The finish closes with slight peat and lasting malt sweetness.