Nikka Whisky from the Barrel - 50cL
Added on Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 at 02:45 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Japanese
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 51.40 % Region:
  Price: $50 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n: Caramel and alcohol.  Meh.

 

p: Thick, strong, but otherwise unflavorful.  Slight perfume and toffee.  It's a feel it but don't taste it malt.   Not bad, not good.  B-/C+ 

 
Ries
 

n: cedar box, forest, menthol, and green banana peel.

 

t: malty and sweet, with the sherry cask influence showing strong in the middle. Coconut, a tease of smoke (?), and nutmeg - the grain sweetness takes over in the finish to hit a sweetspot with potpourri but is somewhat flat and it feels a bit artificial. A nicely balanced blend with a decent ABV% that is easy to drink. An example of Japanese craftsmanship in this calibrated whisky.   [UK release reviewed, B/B-]    

 

note: $65 750ml USA version

 
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