Spirits Review

Nikka Whisky From the Barrel

Produced since 1986, this coveted bottling has finally made its way to the US market. Nikka blends From the Barrel using both malt and grain whiskies from its two most prolific distilleries, Yoichi and Miyagikyo, with batches aged in several different types of barrels—ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry and puncheons. Then, instead of blending them in stainless steel, all of these base whiskies are blended in cask and left to marry for an additional three to six months. The result is especially nuanced, its nutty, honeyed tones lifted by fruity berry notes.

Spirits Info


Spirits Type: Whisky
ABV: 51%
Imported by Hotaling & Co., San Francisco, CA
Price: $65

2018 Year's Best


This review appears in the print edtion of the Winter 2018 issue.
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