First introduced in Japan in 1986, Nikka From The Barrel has developed a cult-like status in the world of Japanese whisky. Today, Nikka Japanese Whisky and U.S. importer Hotaling & Co. announce the arrival of Nikka From The Barrel in the U.S.
This 51.4%-ABV whisky will be available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $65 per 750-ml. bottle, arriving in the market later this month.
A blended whisky, Nikka From The Barrel was created from more than 100 batches of malt whisky and grain whisky produced at Nikka’s Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries, and aged in multiple types of ex-Bourbon barrels and puncheons, ex-sherry butts, refilled, recharred and remade hogsheads.
The higher proof helps to merge the array of flavor compounds, the company says, while the three-to-six months of additional aging at Nikka’s cellar “ensures a perfect marriage of flavors to harmonize the liquid.”
“Nikka From The Barrel is the best-selling expression outside of Japan,” says Hotaling & Co. president and CEO, Dennis Carr. “We are thrilled to bring this beloved whisky to the U.S. and look forward to seeing the cocktail creativity it inspires in bartenders across the country.”