A quick whisky review…. Japanese Nikka From the Barrel. See the video here…
This is a Japanese whisky from the Nikka Distillery. Its not a single malt but a blended malt and grain whisky with a difference – its re-casked and then bottled directly from the barrels. It has a higher alcohol content than the generally 43%, this one at 51.4%. Diluted with a bit of water, it has a very nice sweetness that’s coming through and a distinct caramel nose and palate. For an extensive review, see WhiskyWednesday’s video.
Bottled in a 500 ml glass bottle, it looks very “sexy” but a bit too pricey compared to very good single malt Scotch whiskies’ and that’s my general experience with all Japanese whiskies – nice but very pricey. Compare to Scotch whiskies, you can get more for less. But that’s just me….