Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Nikka Whisky From the Barrel

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⊕

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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.

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