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Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

Overall rating
83.56/100
votes
1312
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

€ 37,09

Whisky Reviews for Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

142 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.56 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. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry, leather, lychee, pear, smoke, vanilla, orange jam, honey, wax, tobacco, herbs, cocoa, toffee, nuts and marzipan
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Sweet and tart Japanese, alcohol well integrated, pleasant and soft despite higher percentages, not too complicated, top for the price
    • Nose
      85 85
      Vanilla, glucose, slightly floral, some leather, lemon, grapefruit
    • Taste
      84 84
      Soft, creamy, vanilla, caramel, candy
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short-medium length, honey, orange peel

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Somehow I remembered that better. He has such a sprightly touch for me. Otherwise, something for the besides. I do not want that with whiskey.

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Lots of wood, more of a bourbon. Coconut, vanilla, herbs. Unfortunately a bit bitter and undefined. Nice side sipper.

  6. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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

  10. spxcedxg scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

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