Nikka from the Barrel
50cl / 51% abv
Nikka from the Barrel Description
Have a wee cleanse of your palate before you try this one; this Japanese blend combines more than 100 types of select malt and grain whisky. The blend combines whisky from the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries. A wide variety of casks are used in the maturation process, including bourbon barrels, sherry butts and refill hogsheads. After blending, Nikka reserves and marries them in used casks for between 3 and 6 months to allow the elements to stabilise and harmonise.
Bottled at 51.4% abv, there is a huge depth of flavour in this stunning Japanese whisky. Nikka runs several distilleries in Japan and owns the Ben Nevis Distillery in Scotland.
- International Spirits Challenge 2020 — Gold
- International Spirits Challenge 2019 — Gold
Nose: fruity, floral, a touch of oak.
Palate: full-bodied with a kick of spice, caramel and vanilla.
Finish: long, fresh fruit, dried spice, toffee.