Nikka All Malt (40%, OB, 2015)
- Blended Japanese whisky
- 40% ABV,
- Score: 79/100
What they say:
In general, Nikka blended whisky is created from malt whisky made from barley malt in pot stills, and grain whisky made by distilling corn and other grains in a patent (Coffey) still. The main feature of the all-malt process is that top-quality barley malt is used instead of corn in the Coffey still, resulting in a whisky made entirely from malt. All-malt whisky, made from barley alone and blended from malts matured over long periods of time, is blessed with a deep scent and mellow taste.
This 100% malt whisky is made using Nikka’s proprietary all-malt production method.
What I say:
All Malt is a mixture of Single malt from Yoichi plus single malt and coffey distilled malted barley from Miyagikyo distillery. The resulting dram is golden with a distinct orange zest aroma, oily and smooth in the mouth with a little hint of oak wood and then a vaporous and short finish.