The Nikka distillery was founded in Yoichi, Japan, 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, after his return from Scotland, where, at Glasgow University, he had become the first Japanese person ever to study the art of whisky making. ‘From the Barrel’ is bottled directly from re-casked barrels of whisky and features almost the same alcohol percentage. At 51.4% abv, this whisky possesses a distinctive personality characterized by depthy candied orange, cedar and spice flavours.
Full of marmalade and woody spice, this Japanese whisky is a rare treat. Alter Ego: Yoko Ono; a quirky, soulful voice, with an intriguing history that encompasses marriage to a UK citizen but should not be defined by its past. Also, unlike Yoko, who has paired up with Basement Jaxx to produce some brilliant pop, Nikka prefers more wooden pairings…