NIKKA From the Barrel ~ JAPAN
92/100 - Distiller Score
The award-winning Nikka Whisky From The Barrel blend is absolutely full of flavour. Bottled at 51.4% ABV. The blend combines both single malt and grain whiskies from the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries, which are then married in a huge variety of casks, including bourbon barrels, sherry butts and refill hogsheads. A huge depth of flavour in this stunning Japanese whisky. We can't recommend this enough.
Nose: Medium-body with good balance. There are notes of cut flowers and fresh fruits, spice and a little oak.
Palate: Full-bodied and punchy. There is plenty of winter spice and toffee, a little caramel and vanilla and a good mouthful of fruit.
Finish: Long, warming and fruity with a little oaken spice.
Nikka Distillery consists of two distilleries; Yoichi and Miyagikyo.
Yoichi Distillery was established in 1934. Positioned in the harsh and rich nature of northern Japan, the climate satisfies everything needed for whisky-making.
Miyagikyo distillery was established in 1969. Along with the different terroir, the different distillation method of Miyagikyo creates distinctive malt whiskies than those at Yoichi.