When it came to naming the Whisky of the Year in the 2018 Top 20, one contender stood out for its balance, complexity, and elegance—hallmarks of the best Japanese whiskies. A blend of over 100 different malt and grain whiskies, Nikka From The Barrel showcases the blender’s skill at its peak. Widely available and priced at $65 on the shelf, this whisky proved itself worthy of our number-one spot. For more details about Nikka From The Barrel and the other 2018 winners, check out the full Top 20 list.
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