Nikka Perfect Serve Finals

Japanese whisky meets trendy bar staff? Suddenly whisky has never seemed so sexy. Of course, this video is about whisky cocktails, which seems to be one of the ‘cool’ trends with Japanese blended whisky at the moment.

It’s nice to see Nikka From The Barrel on display, one of the best value-for-money blends you’ll ever buy, but I must admit, part of me winces when I see so much whisky being mixed with ice and other spirits. I can imagine all those careful Master Distillers suddenly having fits of rage. There’s even a recipe for Japanese whisky bread.


I've written about (and reviewed) whisky for Whisky Magazine, among other publications, and have been a whisky judge for competitions including the World Whiskies Awards. I've done other writing too: several mass market genre novels, a few short stories, including for BBC Radio 4. For my day job (I know, I don't get out much) I work in digital content. Follow me on Instagram.com/maltreview/ or Twitter.com/MaltReview. Generally, my tastes lean towards ex-sherry cask and ex-wine cask influences on the spirit, but I'm not so fussed as long as the whisky's gone into good wood.

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