A blend from the king of independent Japanese distillers, Ichiro Akuto. In addition to whisky from his own Chichibu distillery, it also includes whiskies from America, Canada, Scotland and Ireland. As it says on the label – 'This is worldwide blended whisky'.
Nikka From The Barrel is a blended whisky created to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky “from barrels” which only blenders can sniff and taste.
The iconic bottle is designed to reflect “a small block of whisky” – embodying the rich, strong taste of the whisky within.
From The Barrel is an extremely complex blended whisky bottled at 51.4% ABV. In order to deliver its richness and full flavors, the blended liquid goes into used barrels for another few months for “marriage” before it is bottled.
White Oak distillery from Akashi (close to Kobe) was the first distillery to obtain a license for Whisky Making in Japan back in 1919, four years before the famous Yamazaky. White Oak Distillery is part of the group “Eigashima”, one of the oldest Sake producer (1679). The Tokinoka Japanese Whiskey is the expression of taste and Japanese skills accuracy and balance of flavours, delicate texture. Tokinoka means ‘fragrance of time’ in Japanese.
This blended whiskey 75% single malt 25% grain, offers a light nose with cereal and fruity aromas (Peach). In the mouth: soft attack, then he takes a lot of strength on the palate, with a nice power a little spicy. Very balanced, it has a nice aromatic range between malted cereals, fruit (especially peach) and almond and vanilla notes made by the barrel aging. The finish is long on malted barley, cream, vanilla and oak.
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