Plenty of Japanese whisky in the news lately, of course, but we all know that Japan has been making fantastic whiskies for years, don’t we? Behind window 17 of your Whisky Advent Calendars you’ll find a belter of a Japanese whisky from Masataka Taketsuru’s Nikka, which founded its first distillery back in 1934.
Masataka’s fascinating life and his relationship with his Scottish wife Rita Cowan recently became the topic of a popular Japanese television drama. I’d recommend it but it is in Japanese and I know you’re not all fluent like me. (Omniscience, isn’t it.)
Nikka Whisky From The Barrel, meanwhile, is delicious, powerful and also entirely affordable. In fact, after trying a dram you may not be able to resist buying a whole (very stylish) bottle, and if that’s the case you should definitely keep reading…
How to get involved with Whisky Santa’s Whisky Advent TODAY:
1. FREE SHIPPING* on orders containing Nikka Whisky From The Barrel!
3. WIN A BOTTLE – Below you’ll find the Chaps at Master of Malt’s tasting note for this whiskey – think you can do better? Leave your tasting note on the Nikka Whisky From The Barrel Product Page in the User Review section (making sure to leave your details afterwards***) for a chance to win a bottle!
“Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt for Nikka Whisky From The Barrel:
Nose: Medium-body with good balance. There are notes of cut flowers and fresh fruits, spice and a little oak.
Palate: Full-bodied and punchy. There is plenty of winter spice and toffee, a little caramel and vanilla and a good mouthful of fruit.
Finish: Long, warming and fruity with a little oaken spice.
Overall: An incredible blend from Nikka, so much power! We can’t recommend this enough.”
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*** This is a new feature the Master of Malt chaps have included – after you leave a User Review you can now leave your details. Don’t worry, they won’t be published anywhere, and it is optional, but it makes it much easier for them to get back to you where necessary as well as allowing them to contact the Whisky Santa’s Whisky Advent Tasting Note winners I select!