In a Nutshell
Cask-Strength Japanese Whisky
Floral, fruity on the nose. There are notes of cut flowers and fresh fruits, spice and a little oak. Rich and full-bodied, fruity with spice and toffee notes, vanilla and oak.
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.
Nikka was founded by Masataka Taketsuru, widely acknowledged as the father of Japanese whisky. Taketsuru travelled to Scotland in 1918 to learn how to make malt whisky, returning to Japan in 1920 and soon afterwards was employed by Suntory to establish the Yamazaki whisky distillery.