Super Nikka Whisky
Added on Friday, Nov 6, 2009 at 09:19 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Japanese
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Japan
  Price: $20 Availability: Specialty Stores
We had a lot of trouble trying to find out the story with this whisky. We've seen bottles on random (like, completely random) U.S. liquor store shelves, and this shape of bottle seems to be old stock, as semi-confirmed by the semi-coherent store owners we spoke with. There is also a newer, overseas, different bottling of "Super Nikka" that's not this one.  As much as we can tell, this isn't distributed in the US currently, although it is available overseas... which confuses us more. Hey, we can't know everything. Please send us better info if you've got it.
Member Ratings and Notes
I kinda like it, yet there's something kinda chemically to the whisky. Overall, this is a caramel and cinnamon number, with vanilla -- there's a whole lotta blendy stuff that tastes like this. And I'll never truly understand why. Later I'm told it's peated, but it doesn't seem to be more than 2-3 ppm, as I detected none (maybe that's what that industrial/chemical note was). I find it drinkable, yet sorta blecchy, and doesn't quite reach the status of "I'd be happy to find this on an airplane."  
N: Roasted nuts, ginger bread, butter.
P: A bit of spice and butter, but overall rather bland.
F: Clean and crisp initially, but gets kinda blechy after a while. 
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