vanilla
caramel
oak
smoky
floral
dried fruit
cinnamon
clove
oily
Spiral Nikka From The Barrel Whisky

Nikka

From The Barrel Whisky

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Gold.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Floral, fruity and a bit spiced. Notes of citrus/orange peel, apricot, vanilla extract, caramel and wood. Christmas pudding, new leather. 
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Complex and smooth. Caramel candy, toffee, vanilla, dark-chocolate, nutmeg. A spicy Christmas cake.  
 
Finish
Long, warm and creamy. Loads of oak and a bit of smoke. Red chilli on the back of the throat. Notes of vanilla are present.
 
Comment
Wonderful aroma makes for an excellent start. Great bang-for-the-buck Whisky.
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Made by the Yoichi distillery, the second and smaller distillery of the Nikka Whisky Company. It was founded in 1934 by one of the two most influential men in Japanese Whisky,  Masataka Taketsuru. Yoichi Distillery lies in southern Hokkaido and has three sides surrounded by mountains, a terrain much similar to the one found in Scotland, where Masataka studied the art of Whisky production and returned to Japan as a master blender - with a Scottish wife to boot. Yoichi possesses its own cooperage and is particularly careful when selecting its barrels. Known as Hogshead the barrels are made on-site using new oak. Yoichi produces big, oily spirits in the Highland style.

Nikka From The Barrel Whisky is made by maturing malt and grain Whisky, blending them and then re-casking (a process known as “marriage”) to create a rich harmony of different Whiskies. It’s bottled directly from the re-casked barrels and therefore retains almost the same alcohol percentage. The Barrel Whisky has won top prizes in its category at the World Whisky Awards in 2007 and 2010.


Tasting notes 2.0

Spice, Toffee, Toasted Bread, Oak, Fruit, Lemon, Lime, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Vanilla, Floral, Smoke, Mint, Pine, Cherries, Raspberry, Green Tea.
  • Style
    Blended Whisky
  • Region
    Japan
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    51.4%
  • Distillery
    Nikka
  • Bottler
    Nikka
  • Age
    Average 10

Nikka

From The Barrel Whisky

(0.5l, 51.4%)


8.5/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Nikka From The Barrel Whisky
anonymous
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anonymous
Really nice whisky to a good price :)
anonymous
Dejlig blød og kan ikke få nok
anonymous
Harsh but also smooth. Really rich taste, worth a try. I always keep a bottle stashed.
Ms
Beware...this whiskey will and CAN sneak up on you...what remains in my bottle is set aside for that REALLY tough day... :)
Deja
Smokey but smooth.
anonymous
Very good!!
Matthew
this is great!
anonymous
Drinkable but slightly harsh aftertaste
Collin
Strong and powerful taste, full of aromas kicking in at the first sip. Then the flavors all come in mouth and let your palate enjoy the smoky, oily and fruity taste. it's a really good whisky with a lot of flavors, a bit too agressive (I prefer to soften it a bit with water) but the aromas in the end gives you a long oily finish that makes you want to take another sip !
Ronny
Strong character
anonymous
Great
Serzat
Fruity velvet very sophistic
anonymous
Vollmundig
anonymous
Loved it!
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