There is nothing more suitable than a blended whisky to represent Nikka’s way of whisky-making. The asymmetry design of the bottle is inspired by the neck of a “Kimono”, just as if the layers visualize all the passion and craftsmanship devoted to the history of Nikka. The honorable golden emblem engraved was designed by Masataka Taketsuru for his very first Nikka whisky bottle. Malty, soft, and well-balanced, this expression portrays our gratitude to the heritage and our will to advance our tradition.
Nikka Premium 12 yrs Details
Bottle Size: 700ml
Nose: Sleek and refined. With a perfect balance of fruits, malted barley, beeswax, and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), the first nose is very full. The nose then evolves on softer fruit and herbal notes (moss, lichen), a sign of great maturity, and lingers on citrus aromas (orange, lemon).
Palate: Both lively and serene. Dark chocolate provides the backbone of mouth-watering bitterness. On one end, the malted barley extends to earthier notes, while on the other, fresh fruits (apple, prunes, Mirabelle, and greengage plums, pear) are reminiscent of a plentiful harvest. With air, honeyed and floral notes (lilac, lily of the valley) make their appearance.
FINISH: Long, suave. At first, coconut milk and red berries (strawberry, raspberry) stretch out across the palate. In the back of the mouth, candied fruit (pineapple, clementine) accentuates the pleasant freshness, while the retro-olfaction is marked by tobacco and licorice notes. The empty glass offers a glimpse at a variety of flowers