Nikka Whisky From The Barrel 50cl Gift Boxed

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Country Japan
Spirit Type Japanese Whisky
Brand Nikka Whisky
Size 50cl
ABV 51.4%

Nikka From the Barrel is one of the Finest – and cost effective – Japanese Whiskys on the market. Blended from multiple types of malt and grain from the Nikka Reserves this is a Whisky that is full of flavour and richness.

Matured malt whisky and grain whisky are blended and then re-casked (a process known as "marriage") to create a rich harmony of distinctly different whiskies. "From the Barrel" is bottled directly from re-casked barrels of whisky and features almost the same alcohol percentage. At 51.4% alcohol content, this whisky possesses a distinctive personality characterized by solidity, depth of taste and a richly expanding aroma.

On the palate there is a Grainy sweetness followed by candied orange peel, quite rich, accompanied by rich cinnamon and clove.

Nikka Whisky From the Barrel was awarded the trophy for Best International Blend at the International Spirits Challenge 2015 awards

Country Of Origin: Japan

Founded in 1934 by Suntory's first master distiller, Nikka has risen to become Japan's second largest distiller, producing a wide range of single malts as well as their impressive blended whisky range.

Masataka Taketsuru was born in the coastal town of Takehara (now Takehara City) about 60km from Hiroshima City. The Taketsuru family owned a "sake"(Japanese brew made form fermented rice) brewery that goes back to 1733 - and continues to produce fine sake today. Taught early that sake making is a painstaking fine art, Masataka studied diligently and trained at university as a chemist, preparing to carry on the family trade.

In 1918, Masataka Taketsuru embarked alone on a long voyage to Scotland. In this distant land the secrets of whisky-making would be imparted to this young Japanese man, Scotch whisky captured the young man's imagination, as well as the interest of few other enterprising Japanese of that day. Here he would meet the woman who would become his bride.

In 1920 Masataka returned to Japan with Jessie Roberta (Rita), whom he had married earlier that year. He decided to dedicate his life to whisky and later joining a company that aspired to make genuine whisky, he succeeded under its employment in producing Japan's first whisky.

Masataka's vision of whisky was formed by his experience in Scotland, and he knew that the right environment was essential. However, it was becoming apparent that in order to produce whisky as he felt it had to be, he would have to become independent.

Thus in 1934 Masataka established Nikka Whisky, and built its first distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido, which - though inconveniently located - he had always considered to be the ideal site in Japan for whisky-making, similar in many ways to the Scottish town where he had studied.

Country Of Origin: Japan

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