Nikka from the Barrel is big-boned and bursting with character. Not averse to a drop of water.
Spicy and peppery, but there’s a richness behind it, with spicy oak and soft orange fruitiness, and soft vanilla notes from the bourbon cask. Great balance, this really needs a little water to allow the flavours to unfurl. Characterful stuff, this whisky has plenty of personality, and shows a delightful balance between the spicy pepperiness and rich citrus fruit.