For the first time ever, The Wine Country was offered this ultra-rare Japanese whisky as part of a you-buy-these-and-we'll-let-you-buy-this package. I don't have to tell fans of Japanese Whisky how impressive Nikka Whiskies generally are. We've been offering several of them--including the Coffey Grain--for years. But I had a chance recently to sample the elusive "virtual" bottling, take my allocation and perhaps never see it again. At 51.4% alcohol, it's no shrinking violet, yet there are delicate nuances in the whisky that are pleasantly surprising. For one, there are 100 Nikka whiskies in the blend, which I'm told will change from year to year. When I saw how pale the color was, I didn't expect much of an aroma, but I was dead wrong. The perfume is nothing less than amazing. A smooth texture followed by the faintest Scotch-like smoke in the finish. When it's gone, we're not likely to get more.500 ml.