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The Nikka Whisky Co. was founded by Masataka Taketsuru, who is widely acknowledged as the father of Japanese whisky. In 1918 he travelled to Scotland, where he learnt the secrets of whisky making. In 1920 he returned to Japan and worked with a company to produce Japan’s first whisky. It soon became apparent that to produce whisky the way he felt it should be made, Masataka would have to become independent. In 1934 Masataka established Nikka Whisky and built its first distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido, which he had always considered to be the ideal whisky-making site in Japan. Today Nikka has two large distilleries and several blending and bottling plants and is now part of the Asahi Group. Over the decades Nikka has become a fixture in Japan, known for its passion for quality and flavour. This Japanese Whisky displays Floral nose, with a touch of orange peel and apricots. Boiled sweets and a little spice. Big and well - balanced at first, some spicy oak and ripe fruit coming through and then a tickle of fire and oak at the finish. Add water for a real treat.more ↓ less ↑
|Style||Spicy and Balanced|
Bobag on 17th Jan 2013 at 15:38
Nose - Fressh wood, apricots, manderins and apples.
Palate - Strawberrys, mint, Chocolate and cocoa.
Finish - Chilli to start then long and soothing.
Comments - Winner of best Japanese No Age Statement in the world whisky awards and easy to see why. At this price top bang for your buck.