Miyagikyo 10 Year Old
Miyagikyo was built in 1969 by the Nikka Whisky company. Nikka was founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, a former Suntory employee who had studied at the University of Glasgow, and later trained as a blender at the now lost Hazelburn distillery in Campbeltown. Miyagikyo is primarily a malt distillery, but now also produces Nikka’s grain whisky after it moved the Nishinomaya coffey stills there in the 1999.
A former constituent of the Miyagikyo core range, the 10 year old was discontinued along every other age-statement in 2015 after Nikka were hit by stock shortages due to the unforeseen popularity of their products.