Nikka Date – Fine and Rare – Collectible Whisky
Nikka Date is a blend made by the Miyagikyo distillery. It answers that question, “what would happen if you mixed Nikka Coffey Malt and Nikka Coffey Grain”. Well it would be something similar to this.
While the name might seem completely ransom, there’s a story to it. It is named after Date Masamune, the famous feudal warlord who ruled the area around Sendai during the 17th century.
Nose: Very malty to begin with. Some vanilla, caramel and a sweet cereal note. In addition, there is an underlying spicy oak that was both surprising and pleasant.
Palate: Medium-bodied and creamy. Again the malty element abounds, with the same cereal, vanilla and caramel notes that are detected in the nose. Altogether this is very well balanced and very enjoyable.
Finish: The finish is of medium length. Malty sweetness and vanilla combine with spicy oakiness.