Brand: Nikka
Expression: From the Barrel
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 51%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Aromas of dried fruits: raisins and figs, with lovely nutmeg and orange marmalade. Toffee fudge, with salted caramel chocolate. Divine!
Palate: Silky redcurrants, raisins, sultanas and dried figs. Cranberry sauce and maple syrup. Thick chewy toffee with Tiramisu showing, followed by strawberry jam and Assam tea. Lightly viscous.
Finish: Warming, with golden syrup and vanilla, ending with tart elderberries.
Comment: A delight of a dram – characterful, yet accessible to all too.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Full of Christmas spice, candied apple peel and orange zest. Incense, Christingle services. Lemon tartlets and choûx pastry with vanilla cream. Oiliness of linseed oil, then strawberry jam scones.
Palate: Big and rich with a creamy mouthfeel. Those Christmas spices are enhanced with cinnamon and clove. Loads of citrus.
Finish: Everything comes together with those spices and citrus. Lengthy and dries with oak tannins and vanilla.
Comment: A great whisky with aromatic layers. Easy with water, doesn’t need much.
Visit the distillery
Nikka Whisky Distilling Distillery, 5-4-31 Minami Aoyanma, Minato-ku, Tokyo , Japan
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