Nikka From The Barrel is a blended whisky which was released in 1985. The development of this expression started with an aim to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky like "from the barrel", which only blenders can sniff and taste. The secret behind its gorgeous flavor is the unique combination of complex blending, higher ABV 51.4% and "marriage" process.
The iconic square bottle reflects its concept "a small block of whisky" and embodies the intense and rich flavors of the whisky inside. Long after its launch, this bottle is still timeless and recognized for its ultimate simplicity.
The complex formula is created by blending more than 100 different batches of malt and grain whiskies. After blending, the whisky is filled into used barrels and matured for another few months. This "marriage" process harmonizes all components in the formula, resulting in a mellow taste. Bottling is controlled at 51.4% ABV, almost equivalent to 90 British proof, that Nikka blenders determined through repeated experiments to achieve the ideal taste profile.
A blend of Miyagikyo and Yoichi single malts with a unique grain whisky, Nikka From The Barrel embodies the expertise of the Nikka master blenders. Intense and generous, powerful yet controlled, this ambitious high-strength blend is widely recognised for its originality. It dares. It captures the senses. It imposes its own style.
A real star, winning top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards in 2007 and 2010
Taste: Colour: Aged gold with a golden brown shimmer. Nose: Refined and complex. Floral (lilac) and fruity (apricot). Spicy (clove) and leathery notes. Palate: Powerful and firm. Spicy (pepper). Oaky. Develops into a melange of ripe fruit (peach), caramelised apple and honeysuckle flower. Finish: Long. Marine notes. Ripe fruit(plum, peach) over a wood-vanilla base.
Country of origin: Japan
Alcohol by volume [% AbV]: 51.4