Nikka From The Barrel is a blended whisky which was released in 1985. The development of this expression started with an aim to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky like "from the barrel", which only blenders can sniff and taste. The secret behind its gorgeous flavor is the unique combination of complex blending, higher ABV 51.4% and "marriage" process.The iconic square bottle reflects its concept "a small block of whisky" and embodies the intense and rich flavors of the whisky inside. Long after its launch, this bottle is still timeless and recognized for its ultimate simplicity.
The Nikka Tailored, a premium blend of the historical Japanese whisky maker, is a worthy ambassador of the Japanese knowhow and culture as well as Nikka’s expertise.Blended with precision and delicacy, this whisky is a blend primarily of malted barley from Miyagikyo in Honshū and Yoichi in Hokkaidō, along with Coffey Still grain.The result is a perfect symbol of balance, roundness and softness, so many adjectives that characterise Nikka.COLOURDeep gold.NOSESmooth and round, the nose takes us into a fruity universe with apple, apricot and whitefleshed fruits. Strong presence of honey, as well as chocolate notes with orange candied peel aromas.PALATEGourmet. The mouth offers a very interesting duality. On one side, a pastry style marked by vanilla and kouglof and, on the other, the bitterness that is detected with dark chocolate and citrus zest such as tangerine and orange.FINISHIn the line of the mouth, the bitterness is counterbalanced by slightly toasted notes that reveal the coexistence of vanilla sweetness and fruity bitterness.
Created in 1997, Chivas 18 is a firm favourite among many whisky aficionados. Its complex and wide-ranging flavour profile has made it an iconic whisky blend, featuring no less than 85 flavour notes.Remarkable flavours of sweet butterscotch, dark chocolate, zesty orange and much more are ready for you to discover with every sip of Chivas 18.NOSERich, indulgent and multi-layered aromas with hints of dried fruits, buttery toffee and dark chocolate.PALATEA velvety, dark chocolate palate yields to elegant floral notes and a wisp of sweet, mellow smokiness.FINISHExtremely warm, long finish.
Medium golden colour with a nice brilliance. Its varietal, aromatic profile comes out straight away, but far from being a show-off, revealing its complexity slowly, layer by layer as predecessors. It shows fine, aromatic, fruity, peachy character. Dry on the palate, with medium freshness and very velvety, elegant texture. There is a lot of character on the palate here! Intense, opulent and persistent in a pleasant and pleasing way. Saltines, a hallmark of this remarkable Malvasia is there again.
The wine is of a pomegranate red colour with shades of ruby red. The aroma and the taste is reminiscent of blackberries, cocoa and roasted coffee. The wine is elegant and suitable to be served throughout the entire meal.