Nikka From The Barrel

Nikka From The Barrel bottle

50cl, 51.4% ABV

A blend of single malts from the Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries and a unique grain whisky, Nikka from the Barrel is married from a selection of different oak casks to create a rich harmony of distinct flavours. This whisky is bottled directly from the cask at close to cask strength and possesses a distinctive personality characterised by solidity, depth of taste and a richly expanding aroma.

Nikka From The Barrel bottle

Available Presentations

  • Nikka From The Barrel Gift Box with Hip Flask

    Nikka From The Barrel Gift Box with Hip Flask

  • Nikka From The Barrel Two Glass Gift Box

    Nikka From The Barrel Two Glass Gift Box

  • Nikka From The Barrel Coupe Glass Gift Box

    Nikka From The Barrel Coupe Glass Gift Box

Tasting Notes

Nose

Rich and fruity, with some peppery spice to liven things up. That delicate orange fruitiness is there along with some creaminess from the oak.

Palate

Big flavours on the palate; clove and cinnamon spice, malted honey and clean citrus notes. Water softens the flavours, bringing out the clean fruitiness at the expense of some of the toasty spice.

Finish

At full strength, this lasts a very long time, with the fruit and spice outlasting the oak.

Comment

A flag-bearer for Japanese whisky, this has rightly received praise from all quarters for its big flavours and aromatic intensity.

Reviews

Whisky Notes

Nikka From the Barrel on Whisky Notes

Nose: fruity and floral, with apricot, banana and pineapple aromas, oranges and some fresh oak. Honey. Almonds. Cinnamon sticks and vanilla, a little pepper as well. A balanced sherry nose. Mouth: creamy with plenty of punch at the same time. The grains are maybe a little too sharp around the edges, but the rest is very tasty. Malt and nougat. Caramelized sugar. Fresh lemon. Fruit tea. Drier towards the end, with spices like nutmeg. Even a hint of peat? Finish: quite long, malty and spicy with a lightly bitter edge.

Cocktails made with Nikka From The Barrel