Japanese whisky distillery Nikka has released its 2023 limited edition Discovery Series. The expressions will focus on grain and blend four distinctive grain whiskies from four distilleries.
“The Grain” is the 2023 release of the Discovery Series, which blends grain whiskies from four Nikka distilleries.
- Miyagikyo Coffey Grain and Coffey Malt, and
- The closed Nishinomiya Plant Coffey Grain and Coffey Malt.
- A new barley grain whisky from Moji Distillery.
- A barley, corn, and rye whiskies from Satsumastukasa Distillery.
“This year, the Nikka Discovery Series release is all about the grain,” said Nikka Whisky Brand Ambassador Marcus Parmenter.
“The beauty of the Discovery Series is its experimental nature and ability to push boundaries to discover new, different whiskies to share and enjoy.”
The 2023 Discovery Whisky Series
According to the distillery, this year’s Discovery Series only released 20,000 bottles of ‘The Grain’ of which 500 bottles will be available in Australia. Over the previous years, Nikka has released its discovery series with a distinct focus. The company explored peat in 2021 and with yeast in 2022.
“This is an exquisite and rare whisky, making it an ideal choice for a unique Christmas gift for that special someone,” Parmenter said.
“Skillful blending of the four grain whiskies has created a sense of harmony between the distinctive batches, which each have their own unique properties and flavors.
“With a refreshing scent reminiscent of marmalade and cider, The Grain is woody and vanilla-like, but with a sweet, fragrant aroma of toasted grains or even cookies. On the palate, it has the gentle spiciness of cinnamon, coupled with the sweetness of corn and a slight bittersweet, yet refreshing, after-taste.”
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. Ltd. is a producer of Japanese whisky and other beverages headquartered in Tokyo. It is owned by Asahi Group Holdings. The company was founded by Masataka Taketsuru on July July 2, 1934.
There are a number of distilleries and other facilities operated by the company in Japan, including the Yoichi distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaidō, and the Miyagikyo distillery in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Northern Honshū.