Nikka Days is the newest Japanese Whisky to hit U.S. shelves. Made for “everyday drinking occasions,” the spirit comes from Nikka Whisky Distilling, who is owned by Asahi.
According to the distillery, Nikka Days is a blend of Japanese grain and malt Whiskies that offers a “gentle mouthfeel.” A variety of Nikka’s better-known Whiskies are used in the blend: “The blend is structured by the mellow and smooth Coffey Grain Whisky and aromatic non-peated Miyagikyo malts, along with a touch of Coffey Malt Whisky and Yoichi malts to enhance the bright sweetness and rich body.”
“As the name suggests, Nikka Days has been developed for whisky lovers who appreciate fine drinks on any casual day,” says Emiko Kaji, Nikka Whisky international business development manager. “This elegant whisky can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, in a simple highball or refreshing cocktail. We hope that Nikka Days will complement and elevate your day.”
“With a unique and modern design, Nikka Days is an exciting addition to Hotaling & Co.’s extensive portfolio of curated whiskies and artisanal spirits,” says Hotaling & Co. CEO and President Dan Leese. “Nikka Days comes after the release of Nikka From The Barrel, named the 2018 Whisky of the Year byWhisky Advocate, both showcasing the blender’s skills at their peak.”
As for tasting notes, the distillery says drinkers can expect fresh, fruity aromas with white flowers, orange blossoms, pear, and citrus. The palate is light and smooth with flavors of cereal, malt, toffee, roasted nuts, and vanilla. The dry finish is filled with apricot, malt, vanilla, and elusive peat.
Coming in at 40% ABV, the Whisky will cost $49.99.
Nikka new spirit will be distributed in California, New York, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Florida and Tennessee, and expected to expand come 2021. We can’t wait to pour ourselves a dram.