Upon hearing about the US release of the Whisky From The Barrel, there was nothing but pure excitement on my end. NAS aside (I won’t complain about it… this time), a Japanese barrel proof priced at a great $65 MSRP shows a lot of promise, especially hearing about the international market’s delighted sentiments. Overall, the Nikka Whisky From The Barrel (U.S.) is a delicious youthful, vibrant and full flavored whisky hitting all the right flavor spectrums (wood, smoke, spices, sweetness, fruit). The only minor gripe I have would be to have a more complex and deeper finish. But then again, at $65 MSRP, there really isn’t anything else you can ask for. This one is well worth stocking up on.