Appearance : old gold with glints of bronze.
Nose : refined, complex. Floral (lilacs), fruity (apricots). Notes of spices (cloves) and leather.
Palate : firm, powerful. Spicy (pepper). Woody (oak). Evolves with ripe fruit (peaches), caramelised apples and flowers (honeysuckle).
Overall : long. Marine notes. Ripe fruit (plums, peaches) on a background of woody-vanilla notes.
NIKKA From the Barrel 51.4%
What a shock it was when we tasted this Nikka blend for the first time. It was in December 2000. Since then Nikka has entrusted us with distribution in France and Europe, and has become a leading brand of whisky. And Nikka from the Barrel, with its woody-vanilla, very mellow character, remains, in our eyes, the best blend of its generation. La Maison du Whiskys top seller, despite its high alcohol content (51.4%), it is one of those rare whiskies, if not the only whisky, that can be equally well enjoyed neat, on ice or in a cocktail.
Produced from a blend of the Miyagikyo and Yoichi single malts and a single grain whisky, NIKKA FROM THE BARREL embodies the expertise of the distillerys master blenders. Intense, round, and generous, this ambitious, powerful, controlled, high-alcohol blend is recognised for its originality. This is a bold whisky. It seizes you and seduces you. It asserts its own style.