Nikka From The Barrel Review [In Depth]
Nikka From The Barrel
Nikka From The Barrel Details
Distillery: Nikka (blend of Japanese whiskeys and Scotch)
Type & Region: World Whiskey, Japan
Composition: Blend of single malt and single grains whiskeys
Color: 1.2/2.0 on the color scale (chestnut, oloroso sherry)
Price: $70-80 MSRP
From the Nikka website:
“Nikka From The Barrel is a blended whisky created to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky “from barrels” which only blenders can sniff and taste. The iconic bottle is designed to reflect “a small block of whisky” – embodying the rich, strong taste of the whisky within. From The Barrel is an extremely complex blended whisky bottled at 51.4% ABV. In order to deliver its richness and full flavors, the blended liquid goes into used barrels for another few months for “marriage” before it is bottled.”
Nikka From The Barrel overview
Well actually, effective April 1, 2021, Nikka From The Barrel ceased to be Japanese whiskey. Rules were finally put in place that more or less stated that Japanese whiskey had to be distilled and aged in Japan, and use Japanese water. Since this has Scotch in it, it cannot be considered Japanese whiskey anymore.
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Nikka From The Barrel smell
Nikka From The Barrel taste & aftertaste
Nikka From The Barrel Rating
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