A transparency that unveils complexity.
Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary,
mature woodiness and sandalwood.
honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel,
subtle, tender long finish
with a hint of Mizunara
A rich gold whisky with light, sweet and floral fragrances with notes of sweet pear and dark cacao. Style:Japanese Blended Whisky. Grain Type:Blended Barley/Grains. Aging Cask:3 Years + ABV:40%. Serve:Chilled or Mixed.
On the nose the fruity notes are expressed first with red fruits and blackberries. In the palate, it is possible to add flowery notes of heady flowers such as lilac and lily of the valley, which with the balance of spicy touches of cinnamon and ginger. Finally it is with a slight bitterness and woody notes of oak that the farandolle ends with a desire to come back for a ride. ABV:52%
The product of two distilleries (Yoichi and Miyagikyo), The Nikka 12 is a well-balanced blend. There's green-apple freshness, rich fruitcake spiciness, butterscotch and some green-peppercorn punch. Another winner from Nikka.
In general, Nikka blended whisky is created from malt whisky made from barley malt in pot stills, and grain whisky made by distilling corn and other grains in a patent (Coffey) still. The main feature of the all-malt process is that top-quality barley malt is used instead of corn in the Coffey still, resulting in a whisky made entirely from malt. All-malt whisky, made from barley alone and blended from malts matured over long periods of time, is blessed with a deep scent and mellow taste.
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