An extremely peated version and wonderfully luscious. A remarkably well-balanced release from Nikka.
Yellow in colour with gold highlights, and a nose which is peaty, ashy and medicinal as well as marked by notes of coconut, praline and violet. The palate is delicate and rich, gradually revealing a smokiness and vegetal notes before liquorice emerges. The finish is long and marine, and evolves along a theme of flowers, smoked malted barley and cough pastilles. The whole is remarkably balanced.