A blend of numerous whiskies, including a base of corn grain whisky distilled in Coffey stills and various malt whiskies from the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries, it is extremely complex and well-balanced. He dares. It challenges. He imposes.
Color : Pearly copper
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Nikka’s iconic whisky, From the Barrel is a unique blended whisky, bottled at 51.4% alc. which gives it great richness and aromatic intensity.
Well-fruited nose of apple, pear, stewed grapes and candied cherry. The almond is also present, but caramelized. The profile is fine and the woodiness delicate. The occasional whiff of alcohol is still noticeable.
The fruitiness on the nose is more intense than on the palate. The apples and pears are rather macerated in brandy, but they give way to the woodiness, which brings a distinct bitterness to the finish. At times, almonds creep into the tasting, accompanied by a touch of sweetness as on the nose.
Long, accomplished. Finely chocolaty, it is also rancid (cherry brandy, apricot liqueur). It evokes the harvesters’ baskets filled with golden bunches of the folle blanche grape variety. Retro olfaction oscillates between prune, vanilla and dark chocolate. The empty glass is roasted (tobacco, coffee).