Nikka Samurai Gold & Gold Blended Whisky
The special edition (Japanese Duty-Free exclusive) with removable samurai armor and helmet on the top of the bottle. This version is called “Shirobin” (White Bottle), though the label is all black. The design of the label is as it was back in the 1970s when Nikka first launched its Gold & Gold expression. This bottle doesn’t leave you indifferent. Love it or hate it, the Japanese always have something new and different up their kimono sleeve.
- Color: Bright amber to burnished with long and slow medium to thick legs.
- Nose: Fairly dry and malty start before the emergence of the sweet flavors; toffee, vanilla, and soft sweet spices (ginger). Towards the get some Christmas notes; warm spices, brandied dried fruit, brandy tart, and some very light Christmas cake.
- Palate: Smooth, round, and warming, especially with some time, with a subtle hint of peat. Sweet spiciness (cinnamon and ginger) again, some pepper notes, maltiness, and a wood spice warm tingle at the back of one’s mouth. A pleasant enough palate.
- Finish: Medium to long finish that is warm with sweet soft spiciness (pepper and ginger) and slightly drying.
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I was very happy to find you. I could not find this kind of whisky somewhere else and i appreciate the friendly and well done website. I could find and order fast, i received my order even faster than if i order locally :-) thank you Regards
Bought this early for my hubby for Father’s Day and didn’t realize they’re so quick on shipping that it came within a week of ordering (a whole month before the occasion)! The packaging was safe even if the corner of the box sustained a few dents from the delivery company. I couldn’t keep the secret and gave it to him early. We enjoyed it during our cigar club and for a group of 10, there wasn’t one person (even the non-whisky drinkers) that didn’t say it was the smoothest whisky ever. The scent was sweet but the whisky didn’t taste like syrup (if you know what I mean) and the taste was smooth. Definitely ordering another bottle. And this time saving it for Father’s Day.
The bottle is amazing and I am very happy with the product. It was a gift and it is quite pricy, but a great deal for what I paid. My only complaint is that the box arrived in poor condition, it was all bent and torn, I had to ditch the original packaging which I would have liked to include with the gift. Other than that great experience.