Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

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51.4 % Vol.
500 ml
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02 jul 2010 8:40 am

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€ 38.50

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Whisky reviews for Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

12 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.20 points.

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Above all, the vanilla sweetness remains in memory, for a blend no pulpy aromas, but beautifully formulated. Unfortunately, the heavily badly bound alcohol pulls down the rating.
    • Nose
      soft, fine, fruity, malty, bright fruit punch in rum, apples, oranges, raisins, cherries, honey, vanilla, a hint of smoke, glue, alcohol stings
    • Taste
      sparkling, velvety, fruity-syrup-sweet; a touch of cognac, apples, fruit punch, new fruits, plum, peach, apricot, mango, a lot of vanilla, honey, malt, raisins, plus some milk chocolate and a "chilli-catch light", altogether very alcoholic
    • Finish
      medium long, fine, sweet and spicy, a lot of vanilla and some honey, milk chocolate

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  3. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    decent whiskey - but 35.00 € for 0.5 liters, you do not have to!
    • Nose
      intense Citrus fruit, sweet, distinct vanilla and oak;
    • Taste
      diluted: full-bodied spicy on the nose, oranges, a lot of oak / spice, honey, oily, complex
    • Finish
      medium length finish; Vanilla sounds; reminiscent of Bourbon;

  5. HGILES scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    Beautiful bouquet, develops well in the mouth with a surprising sweetness for its 51,4 °.
    I find a good balance between fresh and woody, a drinkable whiskey with a rather warm finish.

  6. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A blend of the better sort. Strong, but round and pleasing. For the current price (about 35 Euro / 0,5l, as of March 2018) a good change in the bar.
    • Nose
      Complex, almost filigree. Vanilla, malt, orange, honey sweetness, toffees. At times a disturbing alcohol and / or adhesive note.
    • Taste
      Despite over 50% alcohol content a rather velvety on the tongue. Honey and fruit sweetness, a little oak, again vanilla.
    • Finish
      Pretty sweet with vanilla and some spice, rather short. At the end bitter bitter espresso notes appear.

  7. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Fable scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N: creamy, caramel, coffee, spicy, smoke, some rum and fruity - orange
    T: spicy, vanilla, orange, syrup and nuts
    F: nuts, bourbon, medium dry, chocolate cookies and spices

  10. I_SPEY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Color: gold. 

    Nose: floral, fruity, with apricots,  spicies and a hint of orange peel.

    Taste: strong, spicy and notes of oak and ripe fruit flavors. Dry sherry, light orange peel, apples and coffee. 

    Finish: long, with fruit flavors, combined with soft oak and vanilla notes; slight smokiness of cocoa.

    Comments: very nice, award winning whisky(WWA 2007)

  11. Lafroy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Light fruit and some notes of sweetness, glue, paint thinner, steam room wood, smoke, varnish, hints of spirit. Also some hints of malted barley and hay. Additionally some notes of cherry and plums.
    • Taste
      Sour cherries, green apple, dryness, hints of plum in spirit, some notes of fruits at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sour and dry.

  12. Quaker scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A nice blend at a very good price, what the people ask: p?
    • Nose
      End and not aggressive, it turns out quite complex. It is oily (butter, nutty), oaky, but it is mostly worn on leather and apricot. Solvent. Dry residues are on dried apricots as an aperitif.
    • Taste
      From the caramel at the beginning of the mouth, it becomes then powerful and spicy (pepper). It recalls the fruits but with this time a touch of freshness and more (apple).
    • Finish
      Long and in the continuity of the mouth with a penchant for woody and ripe fruits. Liquorice touch.

  13. m884 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    there is definitely a good amount of the Nikka Single Coffey Grain in this one. The 70th Anniversary Coffey Grain is quite similar with it dry oakyness, but with less complexity.

  14. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Blended whisky 51.4% ? Fantastic.
    • Nose
      Neat: Very sprity and full of alcohol. Oak and toffee. With Water: No more alcohol aromas, but instead oak, oak and oak.
    • Taste
      Neat: It's smooth and rather tasteless. With Water: Oak and vanilla flavors.
    • Finish
      Long finish, and it's all about wood now.


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