Nikka Days

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Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Dec 2018 4:03 pm by Docmacwhisky

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€ 40.22

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka Days

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.86 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Middle of the Road
    Suntory had only just released its blend ‘Toki’ when Nikka launched this ‘Days’ as successor to the very popular (and much better!) Nikka All Malt. The big difference is of course that Days is not only malt, but a blend that contains mildly peated malt and grain whisky.
    The nose is very light. Like a feather! Uncomplicated on citrus. Breakfast cereals and some vanilla. If some peated malt went in the mix, I’m sure it was very little. Does not speak at all.
    Light, but pleasant body. Softly creamy on vanilla, lemon and some almonds and just the tiniest of prickles reminding you that you are in fact drinking whisky. Plays nice.
    The finish is short and honeysweet.
    Docile, light, playful and summer. Very middle of the road. Around 40 EUR which makes it almost as expensive as the Nikka from the Barrel. That latter is the better choice. This is for cocktails only, in my opinion.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Fassstark.de taste experiment 2021 (blind tasting)
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh and floral, hints of pear compote. Some pepper and grated nutmeg. Salty sea air, damp pebbles. Freshly squeezed lemon, pieces of grapefruit.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Mild start, slightly wooden, looks a bit watery (which is probably due to the fact that it - presumably - only has around 40-43%. On the tongue, it doesn't really offer much besides a little honey and vanilla and mild fruits.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Quite a short finish, mild, some fruit, some spice.

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      73 73

  4. karloff did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Nikka Days? Too many jokes. Where do I start.

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    My Day:

  6. Vagmanou scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Rather weak, not much to offer
    • Nose
      76 76
      Sweet, spicy floral, vanilla breakfast cereals
    • Taste
      73 73
      Spicy, hints of vanilla and dry nuts, citrus
    • Finish
      74 74
      Greip fruit, burned sugar, a suspicion of chocolate and sweetish in the end

  7. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Halfway pleasing, rather boring, no missing notes.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Very restrained, not smoky, typical ex-Bourbon ripening, apple, pear, vanilla. No wood aromas. If it takes time, then it opens up a little.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Thin, slightly fruity, aromas as in the nose, nothing new. Slight sweetness.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Short to medium length, not very intense, but also no bitter notes. Also in the finish nothing of the barrel storage can be felt.

  8. notesofmalt scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nikka Days, 40% alc. Original bottling.
    Special feature: Blended Whiskey (International Blend)

    Nose: Dry grain fields and summer meadows come to mind, along with fairly light citrus fruits, including freshly sliced limes. Then I still find light caramel and honey aromas, all very mild and gentle.

    Palate: Insanely mild, slightly fruity. Summer apples, vanilla biscuits, cereals. Also pecan and honey, some grapefruit and milk chocolate.

    Finish: Short and gentle, the honey sweetness is emphasized again in the finish.

    Conclusion: simple, mild and very tasty. A blend for the mild summer evening with friends. 77/100 points (2022)

  9. portugeezer scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior


  10. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75


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