Nikka Whisky Grand Age blend. 45 percent alcohol. Nose: Very oaky (grand age). Varnish, toffee, bran and hay. Not particularly inviting. Palate: Improves on the nose. The oak tones down and there's lots of sweet spice. Quite nutty. Clingy mouth feel. Some ginger ale. Finish: Toffee and ginger ale. The oak makes a big return but a little too big unfortunately. The spicy sweetness remains.