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Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

Overall rating
83.47/100
votes
1719
Whiskybase ID
20342
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
4904230100683
Added on
22 Jan 2011 1:51 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 43.14

Whisky Reviews for Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

164 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.47 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    There are few Japanese whiskies I consider a true bargain in these days, but Nikka From the Barrel is one of them. Minimalist packaging, solid 51.4% ABV and the aromatic, gingery aroma with cayenne pepper, lemongrass and hints of orange peel leave a good first impression. On the palate, you get an interesting combination of Yoichi and Miyagikyo flavors: initial spiciness is followed by fruity-sweet notes until a zesty-dry bitterness emerges. The medium finish fades with restrained oak, green tea and a touch of fresh mint. Grab a bottle while you still can!

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. hafssol scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Much predictably, my first Japanese whisky, and not disappointing at all. Yes, it's actually something quite different, yet very enjoyable.
    Despite its alcohol abv, the result is soft and balanced, even sweet with a distinctive crispy taste. Not very complex, but surprisingly easy to drink, as its plain, silky mouthfeel each time leaves you yearning for more.

  4. ChrisE scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful whisky with an excellent price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Chesterfield scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Earth, lemon, orange, dried herbs, grass, after a while also apricot peach, honey, caramel, roasted almonds, a little cherry
    • Taste
      Apple, apricot, some melon, caramel, very light pepper

  7. noelc scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. L_Gillian scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Great value for money! Just pour and enjoy. Warming, easy to drink but not too simple, nice and sweet with some bitter notes to contrast.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet modern sherry, a little bit artificial maybe. Mineral water, grapes and mocha ice cream.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Warming and sweet. The ABV works really well for this blend! Mouth feel is creamy and smooth. Grain-whisky like with vanilla, grapefruit and bourbonesque oak.
    • Finish
      80 80
      A bit peppery, Coca Cola and bittering oak.

  9. Ricedorff scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Medium-body with good balance. There are notes of cut flowers and fresh fruits, spice and a little oak.

  10. Ricedorff scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Medium-body with good balance. There are notes of cut flowers and fresh fruits, spice and a little oak.

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