The Japanese whisky producer has released a pair of limited edition single malts finished in apple brandy barrels: Yoichi Single Malt Whisky and Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky. The Yoichi is produced at Nikka’s first distillery in Japan’s northern island Hokkaido and is aged in various casks including new American oak and sherry casks. The sweetness from the apples highlight the pear and gentle peaty notes. By comparison, the Miyagikyo is produced at Nikka’s second distillery Miyagikyo, located in Sendai, in the northern part of Japan’s main island. Aged in mainly new American oak, ex-Bourbon barrels, and sherry casks, the whisky contains notes of apple honey, sage, and vanilla. Both expressions are distilled from 1OO% malted barley, finished in Nikka apple brandy casks for over six months, and are non-chill. Suggested retail for each is $25O. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage Company.