Well I'm relatively familiar with Nikka Whisky From The Barrel, if memory serves correct I've had two bottles in past years, although I don't really recall my opinions at the time of consumption. It is certainly nicely packaged and if you can get one of their retail gift packages including glasses it makes a lovely present. I was left wondering why it's taken me so long to revisit it!
- ABV 51.4% vol
- Price £30
- Nose 22/25 - cut flowers, apple, pear, a touch of peppermint, fresh pine and a hint of orange peel.
- Taste 22/25 - caramel and sherry, but not overly sweet, bourbon like at times.
- Finish 22/25 - long, mellow, rich, spicy, tobacco notes; easy to pair with a cigar.
- Balance 22/25 - really good, reminds me a bit of Balcones whisky, I can't figure out why but trust me that's a positive comment..
- Total 88/100