Nikka 12 Year Old
70cl, 43% ABV
A well-balanced blend from Nikka's two distilleries; Yoichi and Mikagiyko, and winner of the Best Japanese Blended Whisky 12 Years and Under in 2015's World Whiskies Awards.
Nice and spicy! Sweet toffee and vanilla, along with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of black pepper. Some tropical fruit in there, too.
Much fruitier on the palate, with notes of green apple and pear, with richness in the form of spicy fruit cake and some toffee sweetness from the cask. Sweet spice adds a further dimension.
The clean fruit makes for a refreshing finish, well supported by the soft, sweet spice.
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