Nikka Whiskey From The Barrel is a blend of multiple types of malt and grain that Nikka reserves. Blend of a grain whiskey, and Miyagikyo and Yoichi single malts, Nikka From The Barrel embodies the expertise of the Nikka Whiskey blenders. Intense and generous, powerful yet controlled, this ambitious high-proof blend is recognized for its originality. It dares, captures the senses, and imposes its own style. It was created to deliver full flavors and the richness of whiskey "from barrels," which only blenders can sniff and taste. As the whiskey contains so many essential components at a higher alcohol of 51.4%, it is crucial to let the liquid "marriage" in used casks for 3-6 months for it to stabilize and harmonize. The concept of the unique short squared bottle is "a small block of whiskey," which perfectly visualizes the rich and robust taste of the whiskey inside. Nikka From The Barrel Japanese Blended Whiskey has a copper color with a gold hue. It is refined and sophisticated with floral (lilac), fruity (apricot), spicy (clove), and leathery on the nose. It offers a powerful, firm palate with notes of spicy (pepper), oaky flavors evolving on ripe fruits (peach), caramelized apples, and flowers (honeysuckle). The finish is long and complicated with ripe fruits (prune, peach) on a background of oak-infused vanilla notes. This From The Barrel Whiskey pairs well with foie gras, mushrooms (oyster mushrooms), chocolate pie. Enjoy it straight, on the rocks, Highball/Mizuwari, or cocktails!