Nikka Gold and Gold Knight Blended Whisky

Nikka was founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, a former Suntory employee who had studied at the University of Glasgow, and later trained as a blender at the now lost Hazelburn distillery in Campbeltown. Taketsuru opened the Yoichi distillery in the same year as establishing the company, followed by the Nishinomaya and Miyagikyo distilleries in 1959 and 1969, respectively. Since 1989 the company has also has also had a stake in the Scotch whisky industry after they purchased the struggling Ben Nevis distillery. Today they are one of the second largest whisky producer in Japan.

A very rare bottle of Nikka Gold &Gold, popular for its mild and smooth taste.  This edition includes an attractive knight ornament to adorn the bottle.

    Nose:    Fairly dry and malty start before the emergence of the sweet flavours; toffee, vanilla and soft sweet spices.

    Taste:    Smooth, round and warming with a subtle hint of peat. Sweet spiciness (cinnamon and ginger), some pepper notes, maltiness and a wood spice.

    Finish:    Medium to long finish that is warm with sweet soft spiciness and slightly drying.