#12blends Day 2 – Nikka All Malt
Day 2. yes.
This dram was sent courtesy of Sandy Gould (@sjjgo on twitter) who sent a very interesting and delicious dram over : Nikka All Malt. I’ve Never had this one myself, but from the nose it was evident to me this is malt whisky and not blended whisky. But which? I had no idea this was Japanese, and although i pondered if it could be Nikka From The Barrel (not this one , but in general among the 12), I never thought of this Nikka when nosing (and how could I?, i never tried it). I did a bit of research on this online and it seem it is made of Yoichi, Miyagikyou and some Coffey still whisky by at Miyagikyo. Not bad. In the end I only guessed it’s NAS, for some reason I was sure it was above 40%, as it felt so richer.
Nose : Sweet almost Bourbon-like notes here. banana . Demerara sugar. lovely actually. some cinnamon too. I like this nose very very much, it feels much richer than the 40% ABV, lovely stuff.
Palate: Sweet with barley , sugar, spices, a little nutty edge, and sherry goodness.
Finish : Dark chocolate, with sweet nectar. a bit of wood, and maple.
This one is a little cracker, and at this price for 70cl it’s a no brainer, It’s something I need and want to have on my shelf. Lovely blending (vatting) of malt. Thank you Sandy, it was a treat!