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Nikka

Nikka
From the Barrel Japanese Blended Whisky

Category: Japanese Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 51.4%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$69.99

Nikka
From the Barrel Japanese Blended Whisky

Category: Japanese Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 51.4%
Dark amber color. Aromas of cinnamon pastry, pickled ginger, sourdough, honey, and raisins with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length crepes, dulce de leche, butter-poached pear, and toasted spice cake finish. A rich and toasty Japanese blended whisky that offers big character that will stand up in craft cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon pastry, pickled ginger, sourdough, honey, and raisins
Taste Flavor: crepes, dulce de leche, butter-poached pear, and toasted spice cake
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey Sour, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and toasty Japanese blended whisky that offers big character that will stand up in craft cocktails.

The Producer or Importer

Hotaling & Co. Importer-Distiller

The Producer or  Importer
550 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-4158674465

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Japanese Blended Whisky

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Outside of Scotland, there may be no other country that produces as many great whiskeys as Japan. A few natives began producing whiskeys in Japan in the early 20th century, and armed with knowledge from time spent in Scotland learning their craft, blended whiskeys were born in Japan. Single malts did no come about in Japan until the late 20th century and today they are regarded as among the finest in the world.

The finest Japanese single malts are aged for a lengthy period, from 12-18 years. Styles vary from relatively light to more full-bodied with a peaty quality very much in the style of a single malt Scotch. Flavors range from honeyed cereal to brown spices, leather and tobacco. The quality is outstanding; these are meant to be sipped and enjoyed with a cigar after dinner.

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