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Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

Overall rating
83.67/100
votes
1154
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
4904230100683
Added on
22 Jan 2011 1:22 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 37,55

Whisky Reviews for Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

138 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points 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, orange peel and hints of lemongrass 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. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Wood, smoke, cinnamon, caramel a bit bitter, a hint of peat, cocoa that sprinkles on cakes. On the palate, a zest of citrus, probably orange, green tea. It is slightly peppery, and cola in the final, it sparkles a little on the throat. We do not feel the 51 °, but it's still solid, and it's not too young.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    On the nose quite sweet, caramel and oranges. The taste somewhat flat and it feels artificial. The finish is rather short but not unpleasant
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. spxcedxg scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  8. 40four scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Malt beer, some licorice. Caramels. Black bread with sugar beet syrup. Behind them pomegranate seeds and redcurrants.
    • Taste
      Artificial sweetness, lavender. Wheat beer. Raspberry jam on toast. Gletschereisbonbons.

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not very impressive specimen, simple enough and uncomplicated, bourbon-like, a barrel fortress here a little rectifies the situation adding depth and saturation.
    • Nose
      Closed, light lacquer notes, carpentry workshop, a few confectionery motifs, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Thick, oily peppery, spicy oak, malt, pitch notes, like bourbon.
    • Finish
      Spicy, the continuation of taste in general, orange peel, berry compote, creamy notes.

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