Advent Calendar day 3/24. I’m a big fan of this blended CS Nikka blockbuster and reviewed it a while back – always worth revisiting a whisky with pen and paper to see how you and it have changed.
Nikka Whisky From the Barrel, 51.4%, A⊕
Nose – Floral, sweet but robust, elegant, tropical fruit with a classy oak background and a faint whiff of peat. At the edges of this balanced, robust nose is a halo of expensive orange and sherry. Beautiful.
Body – Citrus and orange fruit in perfect balance with polite peat and wood. Very smooth yet spicy and structured, sweet with a little drying peat.
Finish – Long, balanced; great journey through orange zest to the end.
What's not good about it: If anything, a little too polite?
What’s good about it: Poised, elegant, rich, sweet, delicious, very well executed. And incredibly good value.