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The “Black Nikka” brand consists mainly of three items,  characterized by a “refreshing and mellow taste”[Clear] , “gorgeous aroma and mellow  richness”[Rich Blend] , and “rich and firm drinking” [Deep Blend].

With the launch of Black Nikka Deep Blend Night Cruise, we
will further strengthen our proposal for a drinking scene where whisky is enjoyed at rock during your relaxing time at home, further revitalizing the expanding domestic whisky market.

Also, We propose to our customers a living culture that they enjoy with whisky by appealing to them how to enjoy a variety of whiskeys on the theme that whisky is fun. The package design drew an illustration of a blue moon and ship shadow in the center of the black label.

In addition, the name “Night Cruise” emotionally expresses the brand concept of “Black Nikka Deep Blend” such as “enjoying an adult night” and “going on a journey to the depths of the night”, and the taste features of this product called “long-lasting aftertaste”.



The Bottle

Miyagikyo Cafe Grain blended with key malt from Yoichi Heavy Peat aged for more than 10 years

This whiskey accentuates the long-lasting savory and rich peaty finish that is the hallmark of the Black Nikka Deep Blend. When you drink it, you will feel the woody aroma of new oak barrels reminiscent of vanilla, the smooth, sweet, rich and deep dark taste, and the solid peat and bitter aftertaste of the barrels from the Yoichi heavy peat malt that has been aged for a long time, and you will feel the aftertaste in your mouth for a long time comfortably.

Blend Yoichi heavy peat malt
This whiskey is made with a special blend of Yoichi heavy peat malt that has been aged for more than 10 years. It is comfortable and has a fragrant and long-lasting.

Blend bourbon barrel café grain
Blended with Miyagikyo Cafe Grain, aged in bourbon barrels. we balanced it with a soft sweetness that makes delicate peat stand out.

Use based on Black Nikka Deep Blend
Based on Black Nikka Deep Blend. You can feel the sweet aroma like vanilla and the rich taste of thick, derived from the newly barreled malt original sake that has been matured.





Scent Soft peaty and woody aroma of new oak
Taste Sweetness, spiciness and a hint of smokiness from the oak
Lingering Fragrant peat incense and barrel bitters, followed by salty peat




Alcohol level 45%
By Liquor Blended
Barrel type Wow
Contents 700ml
Number of sales Limited quantity 10,000 cases (120,000 bottles)
Suggested retail price 2,200 yen (2,000 yen excluding tax)
Release date May 28 at 12:30 AM





Our Take

Through the launch of “Black Nikka Deep Blend Night Cruise”, we will further strengthen the proposal of a drinking scene where people enjoy whiskey on the rocks while relaxing at home, and further revitalize the growing domestic whiskey market. In addition, under the theme of “Whiskey is fun. Under the theme of “Whiskey is fun,” the brand will promote various ways to enjoy whiskey and propose to customers a lifestyle culture to enjoy with whiskey.

Since the renewal of “Black Nikka Deep Blend” in 2018, we have set the brand message “Let’s go on a journey into the depths of the night. Since the product renewal of “Black Nikka Deep Blend” in 2018, we have set the brand message of “Let’s go on a journey to the depths of the night,” and will propose the drinking style of “Rock & Alone Relaxation Time.

Quote: NIKKA| News Release

The Black Nikka series is a good whisky with good cost performance, and “Clear”, “Rich Blend” and “Deep Blend” are each based on the concept, and they are sold for 180 ml each, so you can easily compare them. Even if you look at other manufacturers, there is no whisky that has a product lineup based on the concept of “relaxation time at home” so far.



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