Tasting: Nikka. From The Barrel

Nikka. From The Barrel
Vatted Malt

Distillery: Nikka
Region: Japan
Age: NAS
Proof/ABV: 51,4%
DK Price: $55USD/360Dkk
Release: Ongoing

Points: 88/100

Nikka From the Barrel is a blend of multiple types of malt and grain whiskies, that has been married together in used oak casks for 3 – 6 month. This bad boy are really packing, with a ABV at 51,4% The whisky comes in a 50cl. pharmacy bottle wrapped in a beautiful origami box, that shows the high quality from this Japanese whisky house.

The noise is sweet, fruity and spicy with a heavy oak influence and sweet malt.

The taste is all over the place, hitting you from all sides with sweet caramel, mint, pear cider and a wave of spicy soul warming alcohol.

The finish is medium with sweet oak and dark chocolate.

Though the high content of alcohol is clearly present, it never steals the show. It is very well integrated and adds depth to this little hot headed sweet Japanese whisky.  

Photo And Review By: Hasse Berg