Nikka’s latest release for the European market is a whisky called Nikka Days, and it’s now available from French whisky powerhouse Le Maison du Whisky.
Given that Nikka Days is not available in Japan, it occupies a space similar to that of Suntory’s Toki. Nikka Days is described as being a “subtle blend of grain whiskies,” so malt lovers may be disappointed. For those that are good with grain-forward whiskies, though, the €39 price point should be quite attractive in a market dominated by expensive Japanese whiskies.
Here are the tasting notes direct from the horse’s mouth:
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Sounds like a rebranded Nikka Date for the EU market.