Country: Japan
Type: Blended Japanese Whisky
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 51.4%
Score: 94 points

Nikka Whisky From The Barrel. Image courtesy Nikka Whisky.This is a blend of malt and grain whiskies from the Miyagiyo and Yoichi distilleries. The nose has a hint of mint leaves and sherry notes of figs, raisins, and fresh apricots. The taste is smooth, yet full of flavor as the spices are balanced well with hints of oak, fresh berries, and caramel candy. The finish has a nice touch of fresh-sawn oak, and a splash of water brings out notes of dried grasses and green apples.