Nikka From The Barrel Whisky

Nikka From The Barrel Whisky

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Producer: Nikka

Bottle size: 50cl

ABV: 51.4%

Created with a blend of grain and malt from Nikka's Miyagikyo and malt from Yoichi Distilleries. Matured in first-fill bourbon casks, then 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 these re-casked barrels. At a natural 51.4% alcohol content, this whisky possesses a distinctive personality characterized by solidity, depth of taste and a richly expanding aroma.

Given the chance to go to Scotland, Masataka became the first Japanese ever to master how to make whisky. He enrolled at the University of Glasgow, took chemistry courses and then apprenticed at three Scotch distilleries. The young and passionate man was fortunate to learn first-hand from craftsmen and have practical trainings to master blending. The two notebooks filled with every detail later became Japan’s very first guide in whisky production.