Nikka From the Barrel Classic Cocktail Pack EngravingJapanese Blended Whisky £65.45 (£110.90 per litre, plus £10 for engraving)
by Stuart Peskett
- Nose: Spicy and peppery, but there's a richness behind it, with spicy oak and soft orange fruitiness, and soft vanilla notes from the bourbon cask.
- Palate: Grainy sweetness and candied orange peel, quite rich, accompanied by rich cinnamon and clove.
- Finish: Great balance, this really needs a little water to allow the flavours to unfurl.
- Comment: Characterful stuff, this whisky has plenty of personality, and shows a delightful balance between the spicy pepperiness and rich citrus fruit.