North American whisky enthusiasts, particularly those who know the difference between whisky and whiskey, have long had a certain Japanese whisky on their mental lists of beverages to try. But Nikka Whisky From the Barrel has, until now, never been available in the US.
Now, as you have probably guessed, Nikka Whisky From the Barrel is indeed coming to America. And here’s Nikka’s own description of what makes this whisky so special:
“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.”
In even better news, when Nikka From the Barrel makes it US store shelves next month, it will reportedly cost just $65 a barrel. Keen an eye out for it in August.