Nikka from the Barrel
It may be a solid, rich, uncompromising whisky (even the famous square bottle is designed to appear strong and stout) but Nikka from the Barrel is dangerously smooth and easy to drink - even at cask strength.
In February 2021, for the first time its 90+ year history, Japanese whisky got a comprehensive definition of what it actually is (and isn't). Inevitably, some products that have always been considered as Japanese whisky no longer are. Nikka, with great transparency, have added clarifications to all their products.
For Nikka from the Barrel, they say "This product does not meet all the criteria of 'Japanese whisky' defined by the Japan Spirits & Liqueur Makers Association". We still love it though!
It may be a solid, rich, uncompromising whisky (even the famous square bottle is designed to appear strong and stout) but Nikka from the Barrel is dangerously smooth and easy to drink. Many whiskies, encompassing malt and grain from both sherry and bourbon casks, are selected by Nikka’s master blenders before being married together in large vats. The result is a complex array of flavours, with caramel, toffee apple and vanilla fudge coming through especially powerfully at the higher proof. A splash of water is all that you need – the rest is waiting ready in the glass.
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Flavour||Fruity & Spicy|