Nikka has added two limited edition whiskies to its Discovery range for 2022, Yoichi Single Malt Aromatic Yeast and Miyagikyo Single Malt Aromatic Yeast. Last September, the Asahi-owned brand unveiled the first two expression in the series, which focuses on the diversity of ingredients available within the distillery.
The Nikka Discovery 2022 expressions highlight “unique” aromas generated during fermentation. Bottled at 48% ABV, Yoichi Single Malt Aromatic Yeast is partially made from a batch that has an estery aroma reminiscent of ginjyo sake, according to Nikka. Meanwhile, the Miyagikyo Single Malt Aromatic Yeast, which is bottled at 47% ABV, offers a fruitier aroma of peach and apricot.
“Nikka Discovery 2022 is a fruit of our vast reserve of yeast cultures and accumulated knowhow to use them, along with skilful blending,” said Emiko Kaji, Nikka Whisky international business development manager. “Our blenders took great care to enhance only good aromas and integrate them with the original style of each distillery.”
Each expression is limited to 20,000 bottles worldwide and are both priced at $275 in the US. The brand said it would continue to develop limited editions releases under the Discovery series in the coming years.