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Nikka From the Barrel Whisky

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Nikka From The Barrel is a whisky created to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky “from barrels” which only blenders can sniff and taste. From The Barrel is an extremely complex blended whisky bottled at a high 51.4% ABV. In order to deliver its richness and full flavors, the blended liquid goes into used barrels for another few months for “marriage” before it is bottled. Ranked 1 whisky of 2018 by Whiskey Advocate.

Notably balanced and elegant, the colorful palette of whiskies combines for tremendous depth of flavor. Soft, sweet butterscotch and orange peel meet poached pears and stone fruits. Earthiness appears as dried autumn leaves, coffee, old oak, and tobacco. Among the tangle of spices, tasters identified chili pepper, allspice, cloves, and universally adored its ginger note. Finally, wisps of smoke and sea salt. Overall, it feels generously malty, with the grain whisky lending broad sweetness and supple mouthfeel across the long finish.