The product of two distilleries (Yoichi and Miyagikyo), The Nikka 12 is a well-balanced blend. There's green-apple freshness, rich fruitcake spiciness, butterscotch and some green-peppercorn punch. Another winner from Nikka.
Nose: Butterscotch, poached pears, toffee apples, nougat and nutmeg.
Palate: Buttery oak, rounded malt, a touch of leather and a hint of smoke.
Finish: Spicy, fruity, decent length with a little cocoa.