Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

Overall rating
81.94/100
votes
87
Whiskybase ID
WB146215
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Bottle code
6/O8I180947
Barcode
4904230100683
Added on
08 jan 2020 5:37 pm by MaltMatters
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 37.37

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Whisky reviews for Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

19 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.94 points.

  1. holborndrinker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    One of their better NAS offerings - worth a look if you can find it reduced (many places have it on discount).
    • Nose
      82 82
      Bourbon notes come through - molasses, fruits, brown sugar.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Quite thick and oily on the palate - sweet and spicy.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium - it seems to coat the mouth.

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  3. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Jpspecial scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Gold. Medium to long legs.
    Lot of ethanol on the nostrils after that quite fresh and floral. A lot of almond nougat. Bananas and some stone fruits. Quite dry And quite a bit of grain. Old Skool smell
    Full favour. Solid in the mouth. Oranges. Can taste the grain also. Cinnamon and black pepper. No burn. Quite delicious.
    Too much grain though.

  5. molpet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    For an NAS blend, this is a staggering success. Very well balanced, sweet, fruity, spicy. Highly recommended!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. SimondeVette scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Light. Sweetness and spiciness are well-balanced. More than an okay blend
    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, cinnamon, rum, raisin
    • Taste
      Orange, ginger, vanilla, sweet, spicy
    • Finish
      Sweet, spicy, some mint, oak

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    tasted quite some different bottles of Nikka from the Barrel through the year, and i am happily surprised with it consistancy.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. olegborgol scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Wine time bottle, code 6/04B561054, unusual strength for blends. The nose has light fruity-tropical notes, probably cream and a hint of wax. The grain is not felt at all. I didn't feel the smoke either. In general, drink Ok. 21.5-21-21-21.5
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Spoerkel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Ashita scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Spicy, relatively sweet, fruit hard candy! Perfect for sipping with ice in summer
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  11. TheRidgeBack scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Enjoyable dram, but not very complex.
    Alcohol is noticeable in the aroma but also in the taste and finish.
    • Nose
      fruity orange
      sweet, honey
      floral, light, violet
    • Taste
      sweet, honey
      spicy building
      woody,
    • Finish
      medium
      some vanilla and sweetness
      woody
      mouth becoming dry

  12. autorefill scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. Tim59000 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  14. Tim59000 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  15. autorefill scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

  16. tester1277 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Spicy, a lot of bitter orange, alcoholic, vanilla
    • Taste
      very powerful start by the alcohol, tingling, spicy, coffee
    • Finish
      very soft, becoming dry, long-lasting

  17. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This was one of the first whiskies that took me on my whisky journey, back then as a beginner I really liked it and I got it for a reasonable price, so lets look back at the start of my whisky career and se if I still like this
    • Nose
      83 83
      : Very nice and easy, clearly a sherry influence in the cask, but first I get very smooth vanilla notes, these are then followed by granny smith apples, pears, a nice oak spicyness and then some dark berry marmalade, could be blackberry or raspberry in there with the marmalade is also a waxy honey note. This would make a great pancake ????.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A little bit watery but well balanced. Initially very sweet, the dark berry marmalade is at the forefront and then followed by vanilla and honey, then you get a strong oak influence that makes it quite bitter but still well balanced for my liking.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Again a bit watery, starts out with an initial spicyness that is then replaced by strong dark chocolate with blackberries in it. Quite to my liking I must say. In the background there is again vanilla and honey, also the green apples and pears are back.

  18. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My first Japanese Whisky (a gift). Very interesting bottling.
    • Nose
      I cannot remember a dram with such a massive caramel aroma. And i love caramel. Not very fruity, maybe some orange.
    • Taste
      Massive arrival, lots of oak wood, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, salt, coffee. I have no idea what casks they used, but the blender made a great job.
    • Finish
      Malt, mild tannins, vanilla, not very long, but well ballanced. No bitterness.

  19. _stefanmayer scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Ok for a standard and not spicy for 51.4% alcohol by volume. Pleasantly calm, but for the current price of around 40 € for 0.5 liters, I find bottlings that I personally like better.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Initially flat, after a while vanilla. Pleasantly calm and not very complex.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Slightly sour, a little bitter, a little woody, slightly sweet and sour like green apple. Ok, but rather mediocre for my taste.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Also slightly bitter, the sweetness disappears quickly, overall medium length.

  20. butt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  21. LoverCop1989 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Gate number 21 of my Tastillery Advent Calendar. Nice complex but 51.4 percent is not for everyone. The wort dominates totally. Still good fruit influence. Solid craft at what I consider to be an exaggerated price.
    • Nose
      82 82
      fruity (strong citrus note), strongly spicy, lots of herbs, after a while the vanilla appears, slightly floral, sweet, alcohol
    • Taste
      80 80
      Strong start with lots of spice, very sweet, light smoke, a lot of oak, less fruit than the aroma, coffee notes, slightly malty, alcohol, a little spiciness (chilli), slightly oily, light dark chocolate, a hint of salt
    • Finish
      79 79
      short, lots of oak, spicy, malty, tart, vanilla, a little caramel

  22. Ulcinj scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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