Nikka Gold on Gold Samurai


SKU: K15/9 Category:

Country: Japan

Style: Blend

Distillery: Yoichi

Age: NAS

ABV: 43%

Bottle size: 75cl

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Distillery: Yoichi

This Samurai edition is exclusive to travel retail in Japan so it is unavailable elsewhere except on the secondary market.

Japanese Whisky producer Nikka launched its blended Whisky with its very own Samurai helmet and armour. This version is called “Shirobin” (white bottle), though the label is all black. The design of the label is the same one they used in the 1970’s, back when Nikka first launched its Gold & Gold expression.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes 

Nose: Loads of citrus fruit to start – yuzu, lemon zest and rich orange juice. Soft and buttery spice is layered underneath. Citrusy and spicy juniper sits between the two, bridging the gap.

Palate: Initially sweet but then the citrus rolls in – layers of fruit, peel and pith. There’s an exoticness to the combination, hinting at a tropical fruit salad, but it’s grounded by soft spice and earthy juniper.

Finish:Spice and citrus peel lead, fading to leave sweet and sour citrus zest.