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Nikka from the Barrel

A drink for Seven Samurai?

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@RantavahtiReview by @Rantavahti

17th Aug 2015

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  • Finish
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This has to be something for the Seven Samurai. I straight shooter, but a good one. Brings old Western movies to my mind so naturally, made me think of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. What were those samurais drinking?

Probably a booze like this: heavy on the taste, characteristic and straight forward dram. Fresh whisky with powerful notes, good cask strength stuff.

Nose: Fresh with grape gin at the start. After that it's fruity sweet. Oranges in a juicy way and little bit of sherry feel.

Taste: Simple, yet good with cinnamon, dried fruits, raisins and little bit of peat.

Finish: Warming spices and fruits. Dry and oaky, some herbs and bitter green tea.

Balance: Consistent and juicy whisky.

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8 comments

@Victor
Victor commented

Sigh, 4 1/2 years I have been reading about Nikka From the Barrel, and I've still never had any available for sale in my area. One day. Thanks, @Rantavahti, for the informative review. More reasons I want a bottle of this. I love sweet orange in any whisky.

4 years ago 0

@Rantavahti
Rantavahti commented

No problem @Victor! I also want a whole bottle of this, buddy of mine provided me the sample.

4 years ago 0

broadwayblue commented

Victor, when my bottle arrives I'm happy to send you a sample.

4 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@broadwayblue, thanks for the offer! I might have to do that tasting in person, given the shipping laws around here.

4 years ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

@Rantavahti thank you for the review. I've gone through two of these bottles, and I restocked: it's really that great. One of the bottles is now my single malt vatting bottle.

@Victor I'm confident you'll find this to be one of the finest blends you'll try...when you finally get your hands on it.

4 years ago 0

@Rantavahti
Rantavahti commented

Thanks @Frost. I will buy a whole bottle for sure, if I happen to bump into any. This is a regular item at cruise ships sailing between Finland and Sweden, so probably the next time I'm in those boats...

4 years ago 0

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden commented

It is also available on Systembolaget in Sweden

4 years ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 commented

@Victor I can't believe I didn't bring you a sample. I didn't know that you were looking for it. Maybe I can save a sample for a future session in Canada or the USA. To be honest, I do not understand the buzz, I even prefer the Nikka Coffey Malt which represent an unique style for me. If I get the Coffey Grain, maybe we could compare the three of them.

4 years ago 0

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