Nikka From The Barrel is a combination of the company's two single malt distilleries, Miyagikyo and Yoichi, blended with grain whisky that is also produced at Miyagiko. The blend is then "re-racked" (returned to casks) for several months to allow the blend to marry and the flavours to integrate. Bottled at 51.4%. (Please note this is a 500ml bottle.)
Nose: Medium-body with good balance. There are notes of cut flowers and fresh fruits, spice and a little oak.
Palate: Full-bodied and punchy. There is plenty of winter spice and toffee, a little caramel and vanilla and a good mouthful of fruit.
Finish: Long, warming and fruity with a little oaken spice.