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.

Details about this bottle Edit
1543
Miyagikyo (Nikka)
Japan
Blended Whisky
51.4%
0.5 l
Original bottling
double matured
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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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
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