[First Place, 2015 Ultimate Beverage Challenge, "Excellent & Highly Recommended"]
If it weren't for Nikka, you wouldn't know about Yamazaki or Suntory. Due to supply and overwhelming demand, there is a four (4) bottle limit per customer.
The nose on Nikka reveals close ties to the single malt Scotch genre, but with a distinct and highly sought after difference: Spice with rich malted barley and pineapple upon entry. No need for smoke or peat - its already a complex and perfectly balanced whisky. Well-matured oak and malted barley are sprinkled with sea salt. A perfect marriage of citrus fruit and refined malt dance across the palate. A rich and lasting finish is accented by mint and sherry notes. Exotic to say the least!