Nikka from the Barrel

Nikka from the BarrelKnown as the founding father of Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru studied the art of distillation in Scotland before returning to Japan to set up a distillery in a region that reminded him of the Highlands of Scotland. Tasted blind you would never know the difference.  Made from a blend of single malts Miyagikyo and Yoichi and a single grain whiskey, Nikka from the Barrel embodies the expertise of the master blender.

Matured malt whisky and grain whisky are blended and then re-casked (a process known as “marriage”) to create a rich harmony of distinctly different whiskies. “From the Barrel” is bottled directly from re-casked barrels of whisky and features almost the same alcohol percentage. At 51.4% alcohol content, this whisky possesses a distinctive personality characterized by solidity, depth of taste and a richly expanding aroma.

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.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.nikka.com/eng/

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