Nikka From the Barrel

You're a malthead and would never even dream of touching a blend? Try Nikka from the Barrel, it might just change your mind.

You're a malthead and would never even dream of touching a blend? Try Nikka from the Barrel, it might just change your mind.

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1543
Miyagikyo (Nikka)
Japan
51.4%
0.5 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Spices:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Honey:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Floral:
Raisin:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Peach:
Peat Smoke:
Oak:
Dried Fruit:
Malt:
Nuts:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Grape:
Herb:
Apple:
Banana:
Berries:
Cake:
Cheese:
Clove:
Coffee:
Date:
Fig:
Ginger:
Heather:
Leather:
Oil:
Pear:
Pepper:
Plum:
Walnut:
Wheat:
Tasting
Spices:
Sweet:
Oak:
Honey:
Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Nuts:
Oil:
Herb:
Ginger:
Malt:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:
Cinnamon:
Tobacco:
Herbs:
Cake:
Caramel:
Clove:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Leather:
Mint:
Nutmeg:
Plum:
Raisin:
Tropical Fruit:
Wheat:
Finish
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Oak:
Nuts:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Herb:
Coffee:
Fruit:
Malt:
Sherry:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Orange:
Plum:
Salt:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:
Apple:
Cake:
Dried Fruit:
Peach:
Pepper:
Raisin:

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Nosing:
Fruit Spices Floral Orange
Taste:
Oak Spices Honey
Finish:
Oak Vanilla
13. Aug 2018
There are few Japanese whiskies I consider a true bargain in these days, but Nikka From the Barrel is one of them. Minimalist packaging, solid 51.4% ABV and the aromatic, gingery aroma with cayenne pepper, orange peel and hints of lemongrass leave a good first impression. On the palate, you get an interesting combination of Yoichi and Miyagikyo flavors: initial spiciness is followed by fruity-sweet notes until a zesty-dry bitterness emerges. The medium finish fades with restrained oak, green tea and a touch of fresh mint. Grab a bottle while you still can!
RATING: 3.7/5.0 ≙ 85 pts
11. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Caramel : Cheese Oak Spices Alcohol Malt
Taste:
Sweet Sweet Cake Chili Spices Tropical Fruit Chocolate
Finish:
medium long
Comment:
nice
Agerskov
27. Aug 2017
Nosing: Spices Alcohol Clove Walnut Cinnamon Vanilla Oak Herbs

Taste: Spices Sweet Salt Oak Grapefruit

Finish: Spices Coffee Salt Dark Chocolate

Comment: Quite dry on the nose – reminds me of an old dusty library. Quite spicy and complex. Not an entry-level whisky, but very interesting smell and taste. A must-try for the more experienced whisky drinker.
Loadmasterdave
12. Dec 2016

Comment: best blend i have tried, wish they made bigger bottles
Ykai
04. May 2015
Nosing: Orange Spices Peach Caramel Honey

Taste: Spices Oak Chocolate Dried Fruit Oil Honey Coffee

Finish: Spices Nuts Vanilla Dried Fruit

Comment:
For the price this is great and it is more complex than a lot of single malt whisky.
To me this is one of the best blended whisky I have tried, it is stunning.

I like how the taste starts out with the spices side of it, a bit nutty and feels a bit oily on the tongue and in the mouth, but then starts to get some chocolate and coffee notes out of that oily feel. Then changes and gets some notes of dried fruit that goes over to the finish with slight hints of vanilla, spices and nuts that combine with the dried fruit.

This is just what I get out of it. I love it!
thisisnotmysandwich
11. Aug 2016
Nosing: Strong and very aromatic Orange peel, Honey Spices the nose is intense but also a bit on the sweet side

Taste: Needless to say, this needs to be diluted. The taste is very strong otherwise. While the taste follows the nose the orange is no longer the main feature, but it opens more to Honey and a hint of Vanilla

Finish: Vanilla mostly, not a long finish

Comment: Fantastic whisky. This is a completely unexpected balance of orange and sweetness than later open to yet another level when tasted. I like this whisky a lot and I think it is a must try
26. Oct 2016
HerrThorsen
07. Jan 2018