1) Miyagikyo Discovery Peated
- ABV: 48%
- Size: 70cl
2) Yoichi Discovery Non-Peated
- ABV: 47%
- Size: 70cl
Nikka’s Discovery series is set to develop distinctive limited editions over the next three years as Nikka Whisky ramps up to its 90th anniversary in 2024. In a prepared statement from the brand, they explained that each year will focus on a different component of the whisky-making process that Nikka has practiced since 1934, offering an inside look at the various experiments within Nikka’s two distilleries. Designed to highlight the distillery’s diverse ingredients, Single Malt Yoichi Non-Peated (47% ABV) is composed solely of unpeated malts as opposed to the preconceived “peaty” image of Yoichi. The result, the distiller states, is a balance of fruitiness and rich mouthfeel, along with its distinctive smokiness generated by coal-fired distillation.
On the contrary, the Single Malt Miyagikyo Peated (48% ABV) is crafted solely from batches of peated malts, which offers a significant distinction from the “light and fruity” image of Miyagikyo, the distiller’s notes show. This expression showcases the combination of distinctive peaty notes and boldness, leaving its signature estery hint in the aftertaste.
Both expressions are non-chill filtered and limited to 20,000 bottles each worldwide.