Nikka 'Pure Malt Black' Blended Malt Whisky 500ml
After a long absence from the Australian market, we've finally managed to secure some world class Japanese whisky from the Nikka distillery.
The company was originally set up by Masataka Taketsuru, who built Yoichi distillery in 1934, having previously spent two years studying the art of distilling in Scotland. (He also developed the now famous 'Yamazaki' distillery in Kyoto for Suntory which he managed for ten years). Nikka's range of blended, pure malt and single malt whiskies are absolutely killer.
This is peaty in the traditional Scottish style. It is nutty and malty on the nose, with developing peat and a bit of ginger. In the mouth this is initially fresh and fruity followed by subtle peat, toffee and spicy oak. A beautifully crafted whisky.