Nikka Whisky From The Barrel, 51.4%, A⊕
I heard about this whisky on the famous Joe Ellis’ Whisky Wednesday vlog at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEgpm5HiV-g and then when it was on offer at Flaviar.com, I took the chance to buy a couple of bottles. I’d honestly never tried a Japanese whisky before, and met a few people at the recent Tomatin tasting in Birmingham who were raving about Yamazaki, so just went for it. I was very glad I did, this is an awesome whisky, especially for a no-age-statement blend. Very well recommended.
Body – Deep oak and robust but well integrated peat. Loads of backbone. Woo smoke and fruit, stunning.
Finish – Long, smoke and beautifully oaked. Balanced and flawless finish.