Located at the northern part of mainland Japan, Miyagikyo distillery is completely enclosed by mountains and it is at the junction of two clean rivers. Miyagikyo's clean water, suitable humidity, crisp air and the steam-heated distillation at low temperature produces soft and mild malt. Nikka Whisky "Miyagikyo" 12 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky is aged primarily in bourbon barrels and sherry butts, with some new American oak casks. The result is a full-bodied, fruity and complex spirit, distinguished by a harmony of the aroma of aged casks with sweet hints of vanilla and gentle peat. The soft taste is elegantly deepened by a sweet and tangy fruitiness, leading up to a long, structured finish.