Exclusively bottled for the French market, Akashi Meïsei is a limited version of Akashi blended whisky produced by White Oak distillery. Unlike the regular edition which is vatted with 30% of single malt aged in American oak barrels, this new expression contains 40% giving an elegant profile with beautiful woody and spicy notes.
A transparency that unveils complexity.
Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary,
mature woodiness and sandalwood.
honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel,
subtle, tender long finish
with a hint of Mizunara
In general, Nikka blended whisky is created from malt whisky made from barley malt in pot stills, and grain whisky made by distilling corn and other grains in a patent (Coffey) still. The main feature of the all-malt process is that top-quality barley malt is used instead of corn in the Coffey still, resulting in a whisky made entirely from malt. All-malt whisky, made from barley alone and blended from malts matured over long periods of time, is blessed with a deep scent and mellow taste.
Previously only released as part of single casks, Nikka decided to add their Coffey Malt to their core range in 2014. Distilled in a Coffey still normally used for grain whisky production, the malt is delightfully fruity and spicy. ABV: 45%
This is a blend of multiple types of malt and grain that Nikka reserves. Nikka From the Barrel was created to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky "from barrels" which only blenders can sniff and taste. As the whisky contains so many characteristic components at a higher alcohol of 51.4%, it is essential 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 lump of whisky", which perfectly visualizes the rich and strong taste of the whisky inside.
The "Black" is a Pure Malt (Blended Malt) whisky which is characterized by powerful peat, rich taste and firm flavor. The unique bottle that has a laboratory feel to it was designed by the same designer who created From the Barrel. ABV: 43%
Nikka Pure Malt Red Japanese Whisky 500ml:
"Pure Malt Red is a Japanese blended malt in a charming looking bottle! This is made up of malt whisky from the Nikka distilleries Yoichi and Miyagikyo. The result is a fruit, creamy, buttery, and slightly herbal whisky."
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