50cl. 51.4% vol.
If you've never tried Japanese whisky, this is a good place to start. Nikka still largely follow Scottish traditions in making their whisky, but with a subtle twist that nonetheless reminds you that you are drinking something different.
Rather like a sumo wrestler, the short, squat bottle packs a hefty punch. Even neat it is very rounded and smooth, but a little water releases a lighter, floral character with a touch of fruit and spice.
As featured in “101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die” by Ian Buxton (see the Books section).