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Nikka From the Barrel 50cl
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- Nikka From The Barrel offers the perfect balance of toffee sweetness and rich malty flavour, with a tinge of smoke for complexity and depth. Here it is in gift set format, Japanese Chic packaging with a Whisky with Scottish influence. A great surprise.
- Floral nose, with a touch of orange peel and apricots. Boiled sweets and a little spice. Big and well-balanced at first, some spicy oak and ripe fruit coming through and then a tickle of fire and oak at the finish. Add water for a real treat.
- Big and well-balanced at first, some spicy oak and ripe fruit coming through and then a tickle of fire and oak at the finish. Add water for a real treat.
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\"50cl / 51.4% - We've said it before - many times in fact - Nikka's Whisky from the Barrel is staggeringly good stuff, with just the right balance of toffee sweetness and rich malty flavour and a tinge of smoke for complexity and depth. \"
From the Manufacturer
Nikka From The Barrel
This blend is elaborated with grain and malt from Miyagikyo and malt from Yoichi Distillery. Nikka from the barrel is matured in first-fill bourbon casks and is a perfect balance of the Japanese whisky styles. Nikka From The Barrel offers the perfect balance of toffee sweetness and rich malty flavour, with a tinge of smoke for complexity and depth. Japanese whisky, with Scottish influence.
- Floral nose, with a touch of orange peel and apricots. Boiled sweets and a little spice.
- Big and well-balanced at first, some spicy oak and ripe fruit coming through.
- A tickle of fire and oak at the finish. Add water for a real treat.
The Story of The Nikka Whisky Company
The Nikka Whisky Co. was founded by Masataka Taketsuru, who is widely acknowledged as the father of Japanese whisky. The company has two large distilleries and several blending and bottling plants and is now part of the Asahi Group.
Masataka Taketsuru’s family owned a sake brewery that dated back to 1733. Taught early that sake-making is a painstakingly fine art, Masataka studied diligently and trained as a chemist, preparing to carry on the family trade. However, Scotch whisky captured the young man’s imagination and he decided to dedicate his life to it. In 1918, Masataka Taketsuru travelled to Scotland, where he learnt the secrets of whisky-making and met the woman who would become his bride, Jessie Roberta Cowan.
In 1920, Masataka returned to Japan with his new bride and worked with a company to produce Japan’s first whisky. It soon became apparent that to produce whisky the way he felt it should be made, Masataka would have to become independent. In 1934, he established Nikka Whisky and built its first distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido, which he had always considered to be the ideal whiskymaking site in Japan. He subsequently built a second distillery in the foothills of Miyagi to produce rich, fruity and elegant whiskies. In the decades since Nikka has become a fixture in Japan, known for its passion for quality and flavour.
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This was his second Japanese Whiskey, the first being Suntory Hibiki 12 Years Old Blended Whisky 50 cl. Out of the two he prefers the Nikka, in his words "It is almost dangerously smooth and flavorful to drink."
If you are buying it as a present for someone, just be forewarned that it is a very plain bottle, as well as being 50cl rather than the standard 70cl. Reminds me of an old medicine bottle!
He has said he would love to try some more Japanese whisky, but it seems everyone is now catching on as the price of them has been on the rise for the past few years. So I am going to have to be a bit picky about what to buy him next.
Honestly, this is a great whisky, I've falling in love with it and everyone that I've grudgingly shared it with loves it too!
You won't be disappointed
Full bodied and warming displaying oriental spice notes such as star anise, orange peel, ginger and black pepper. At first you get a punchy spice hit with a heafty alcohol heat then follows sweet dessert of treacle, caramelized fruit and steamed pudding not overshadowed by the grain. The finish is long and complex sauntering off with matured oak.
It is a winning dram and very surprising for a blend, as its complexity can very easily be mistaken for a single malt.
It is hard to catergorise Nikka so i wont, i will just recommend highly to anyone who enjoys a good whisky.
The packaging and bottle are so good to look at that it takes pride of place front and centre of my collection.
From the barrel is the one I always use to show new comers to Japanese Whisky that you don't have to stick to Scotland for a lovely drink.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Herbal and slightly smoky nose. Very fruity taste, it is unusually sweet, not cloying but still a bit too sweet to be called Whiskey. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Annonimous
well..what can I say - one of my favourites. I've been trying a few non-scottish whiskys when I can, and this is probably joint with Kavalan, and Compass Box Hedonism (although... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scoobaru
Great whiskey. For the price definitely worth it, on par with the more well known suntory whiskies.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I discovered this whisky in a supermarket in Kobe and have just received another bottle from Amazon.
It's a superb whisky, a cross between a single malt and a bourbon. Read more