Prior to an official announcement, the jokers over at Liquor BOSS have spilled the beans on the next cheap whisky out of Nikka: Black Nikka Rich Blend Comfort Aroma. Looks like it's coming along on October 16 for around 3000 yen.
It's been over a year since the release of Extra Sherry, the last iteration of Rich Blend. This makes the second ever limited edition of Rich Blend. Comfort Aroma weighs in at 43% abv, and builds on the sherry notes of the standard Rich Blend by adding some mellow flavors imparted by a remade cask. I suppose that's comfortable? Hell, I'll just let the official tasting notes do the talking;
Nose: Bright ripe fruit, sweetness of vanilla and caramel, soft oak
Palate: Sweet and mellow, with plenty of smooth malty depth. Background of Coffey grain
Finish: Pancakes, cookies, and lasting slight bitterness