Whisky Review: Nikka Whisky From The Barrel

Style: Fruity and Grainy Nose: Begins with a youthful spirit overtone, toffee carrying an energetic grain-y buzz. Summer berries, grapefruit citrus, wafers, apple jacks with a touch of acidic raspberries. Peppermint and cloves spice zigzagging across and give some heatness to the spirit. Malt becoming fuzzy towards the back, dark chocolate finish. A light-hearted fruit-grain…

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Whisky News & Review: Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Asahi Premium Beverages has officially launched Nikka Whisky’s Coffey Range into the Australian Market, expanding its innovative range. Nikka is also known for its Coffey still column distillation named after Irish inventor Aeneas Coffey, which is a traditional type of continuous still patented in the 1830’s, to ensure the whisky retains its unique and incredible…

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Whisky Review: Taketsuru 21 Years Old Port Wood Finish

Style: Sweet and Silky Palate: Light first touch, feathery texture, citrus lemon and quickly pursued by soft raisin sweetness. A peck of smoke and sourness, then we have tropical fruits and bright coconuts notes. Milk chocolate pudding in the mid-palate as the oak influence begins to play a part. Lovely malt breaks through towards the…

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Dram Review: Nikka “Kitagenshu” 15 Years Old

[43%・15 Years Old・Original Bottling] Nose: Very clean and vibrant, rockmelon, watermelon and stone fruits fused together with just a slight edge of earthiness; elegantly rounded. Palate & Finish: Clever and charming, the dram first introduces sweet nashi pears to the picture, not in an overly extravagant manner but in a rather refreshing way.  A hazy…

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