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Nikka Date (700ml / 43%)

Japanese Whisky

Nikka Date (700ml / 43%)

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Nikka Date (700ml / 43%)

134.00 159.00

700ml / 43% ABV (no box included)

Nikka Date (pronounced "dah-teh") is an expression from Nikka’s Miyagikyo distillery. It is a blend of malt and grain whiskies produced from the stills brought back from Glascow by Masataka Taketsuru - the pioneer of Japanese whisky.

This particular expression is only available in the city of Sendai, where the distillery sits. The name “Date” was used to commemorate Date Masamune, the famous feudal warlord of Japan in the 15th century.

Tasting Notes (

Nose: Intriguing. Fruit tingles, ripe fresh figs, pomegranate like quality, juicy fruit gum, spicy passion fruit, creamy vanillic peat, and wood spice (incense). Water emphasizes lemon in both a hot tea form as well as dessert (lemon meringue pie).

Palate: Sensational. Cereals, plain golden brown toast, Arnott's milk coffee biscuits, minerals, juicy fruit gum, lovely structured peat, creamy vanilla, and smoky grain with a sprinkle of white pepper. Water releases heather honey and oddly but welcoming ‘Fisherman’s Friend’ (anise), and moderate pickled ginger, which interplay with bitterness (dark chocolate). Great balanced blend.

Finish: Spicy juicy fruit gum, bitter chocolate, creamy peat, bitter passion fruit skins with a sprinkle of white pepper.

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