Blended Whiskey Bottled by Nikka
Nikka Days is an easy-drinking blended whisky from Japanese whisky company Nikka, created from grain and very lightly-peated single malt whiskies and showing soft orchard fruit, vanilla custard and biscuity flavours—an aperitif whisky.
Nikka Days is conspicuously labelled as Nikka Whisky rather than Japanese whisky, so it’s safe to assume that this is what we’d now refer to as a world blend.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Apples, pears and strawberry liquorice. Perfumed notes of daiginjo sake and white melon. Grainy flavours develop, with freshly crushed barley and malting floor sweetness floating out of the glass. White chocolate and a sprinkling of lemon zest sit at the back.
Palate: Creamy and soft, with grapes and apples on top of toffee and candied lemon. Delicate white chocolate notes are joined by darker liquorice hints and a tiny touch of barrel char smokiness. Right at the back is a bowl of apples, freshly peeled and sliced.
Finish: Lemon zest and buttery biscuits. Barley sugar sweetness to leave grain and spice.