Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Nikka – Whisky from the barrel

Nikka Whisky From The Barrel, 51.4%,  A⊕

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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.

japan_nik10Nose -  Sweet, robust, beautiful and elegant, with mango and permanent marker.  Savoury back note, stunning.

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.

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