Whiskey Review: Nikka Miyagikyo 2004— From the BarrelDistillery Exclusive

A set of three of these 170ml “Kakubin” (角瓶 or square glass bottle) from Nikka Miyagikyo distillery came up on Mercari, and dates to a distillery exclusive offered until 2004. Later-dated distillery visitor’s center offerings show 500ml square bottles and 170ml cylinders, and also the text “From the Barrel” in English on the front upper-left label.

I will provide English translations of the Japanese text on this bottle in the image captions.