Nikka From The Barrel Japanese Whisky (750ml) [Japan] - [WA

Nikka From The Barrel Japanese Whisky
(750ml) [Japan] - [WA #1, Top 20 of 2018]

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About Nikka: 
The founder of Nikka and the father of Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru, received his training in Scotland while under contract for another company. Taketsuru founded Nikka in 1934 with the establishment of the Yoichi Distillery on the island of Hokkaido. Taketsuru's early successes prompted the development of a second distillery in 1969, this time built on the island of Honshu in the foothills of the Miyagi prefecture, two hours north of Tokyo.

About the Whisky:
This is a blend of multiple types of malt and grain that Nikka reserves. Nikka From the Barrel was created to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky "from barrels" which only blenders can sniff and taste. As the whisky contains so many characteristic components at a higher alcohol of 51.4%, it is essential to let the liquid "marriage" in used casks for 3-6 months for it to stabilize and harmonize. The concept of the unique short squared bottle is "a small lump of whisky", which perfectly visualizes the rich and strong taste of the whisky inside.

Tasting Notes:

NOSE: Bourbon Vanilla bean and corn notes with a hint of chamomile
PALATE: Sweet melon, grapefruit and maple syrup, balanced by crunchy biscuit and fresh vanilla
FINISH: Sweet, vibrant and long lasting
PROOF: 102.8 (51.4% ABV)

Ratings & Reviews

Best Japanese Blended Malt - World Whiskies Awards 2021

#1 Whisky of the World - Whisky Advocate Top 20 2018
This is a blend of multiple types of malt and grain that Nikka reserves. Nikka From the Barrel was created to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky "from barrels" which only blenders can sniff and taste. As the whisky contains so many characteristic components at a higher alcohol of 51.4%, it is essential to let the liquid "marriage" in used casks for 3-6 months for it to stabilize and harmonize. The concept of the unique short squared bottle is "a small lump of whisky", which perfectly visualizes the rich and strong taste of the whisky inside.
Gold Medal - NY World Whisky Competition 2018
Gold Medal Intl Spirits Challenge 2015
Liquid Gold Award – 2018 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
Chairman’s Trophy – Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014
Gold Medal – International Spirits Challenge 2013