Nikka Pure Malt Red Whisky
Nikka // Japan
This whisky is a part of the Pure Malt Series from the Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. The Pure Malt Red is primarily made with malt whiskies from the Miyagikyo distillery with the remainder coming from Yoichi. It is bottled at 86 proof in 500ml sized bottles and is not available in the U.S.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"There isn't a really big, intense aroma here. Maybe some peanut shells and a touch of chocolate. The flavors are a little bitter on the finish. On further tastes a bit of orange peel and a fair amount of malt appear on the palate. The finish is short, but pleasant enough. Nothing to write home about."