Black Nikka Clear
Nikka // Japan
This product from Asahi Brewers' Nikka brand features the "King of Blenders" image on its bottles. This brand lost its 8 year-old age statement in 2015. This blended Japanese whisky is primarily sold in Japan.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
"The nose is inviting and light, with notes of honey, malt, and sweetness. The palate is quite rough, as the welcomed sweetness is overwhelmed by the harsh warmth of alcohol. Surprising, given the low ABV. The finish is short, warming, and spicy. Overall, a rather mediocre expression, which is understandable, given its low price point. "