Limited edition of Whisky Nikka 2019 : overrated or underrated ?

Nikka has launched two 2019 special edition bottles of single malt whisky to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Miyagikyo Distillery. Some find it overrated, discover why ?


Lately whiskies like Macallan and Suntory have launched excellent whisky and not just for their age, but for being a mixture of excellent vintage whiskies. This is what also made the second largest Japanese whisky Nikka. But its price is simply overrated, according to some.

With the release on March 12 of the 2019 limited editions Yoichi Single Malt and Miyagikyo Single Malt 2019 Nikka celebrates the 50th anniversary of its second distillery Miyagikyo. Both whiskies are a mixture of vintages from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and will be on sale for 300,00 ¥.(2,700 dollars before taxes).

Some experts such as George Koutsakis of Forbes Magazine, however, question various characteristics of whisky that have not been clarified and therefore question its high price. For example, the aggregate quantity of each vintage or the year of maturation of each is unknown. On the other hand, there is no information on the bottle. Although, there is no need to cast doubt on these facts.

Finally, the idea of NAS whiskies (no-age-statement) means being accessible to the public. All the while tasting a high quality whisky made from vintages. But what are then the consequences for the Japanese NAS whisky market with the arrival of Yoichi Single Malt and Miyagikyo Single Malt 2019?


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