Nikka from the Barrel is big-boned and bursting with character. Not averse to a drop of water, either. A real star, winning top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards in 2007 and 2010.
Medium-body with good balance. There are notes of cut flowers and fresh fruits, spice and a little oak.
Full-bodied and punchy. There is plenty of winter spice and toffee, a little caramel and vanilla and a good mouthful of fruit.
Long, warming and fruity with a little oaken spice.
Taste is sophisticated,yet very easy going and soft. couldn't have guessed that it's stronger than most whiskies.