Whisky Review #107 Nikka Whisky From The Barrel 51.4%

japan_nik10Time for some blended Japanese whisky. Whisky from the Barrel is a blend of grain whisky from Miyagikyo distillery and malt whisky from Yoichi distillery. The whisky is then married together in firstfill bourbon casks and bottled at cask strength.

Batch: 22B52B.

On the nose: Spicy(cinnamon and pepper), red apples and sweet toffee. With water I’m getting coconuts and sweet cereals. Very decent stuff so far.

On the palate: Juicy! It’s like a very juicy blended scotch.. only on steroids. Sweet and full, some pepper here as well. Water brings out honey and the bourbon becomes more prominent. The finish is sweet and spicy, quite long and very delicious.

Fantastic whisky – especially the palate and finish, once a drop of water is added. I think this is my favourite blended whisky..

89/100 points

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