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Nikka All Malt

Overall rating
77.91/100
votes
268
Whiskybase ID
WB23549
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
pure & rich
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
04A18A6
Barcode
4904230028253
Added on
07 Jul 2011 10:37 pm

Average value

€ 33.75

3 × in wishlist

268 × member ratings

752 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka All Malt

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.91 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nikka All Malt (40%). Consumed Jan 2020. Very dark colour. Can't be natural, surely. Aroma is muddled toffee and caramel. Not much else. Maybe faint bruised apple. Not distinct. Not popping out at you. Trace of bile but only the faintest trace. Taste is so easy, without any impact, just like taking a mouthful of water. Then slowly the toffee and the rounded impression of sweetness, bourbon influences. It's hard not to like the compact straight-forward toffee. There's little complexity but it's very cohesive. The spirit shows up later on with some salt and faintly herbaceous notes. It seems as though the water quality used here is great as there's a pleasing minerality behind the toffee. Faint bitterness starts to build. So drinkable. No complaints. Definitely a drinking whisky rather than a complex thinking whisky. Not top tier but then you used to be able to buy 70cl for £20 which is great value because this is a genuinely good whisky. 3.55/85

  2. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    This was a 1500ml bottle, 43%abv. From 1992-7.

    Appearance: Medium amber orange.

    Nose: Some old bottle effect, oxidation, raisins, sherry, malt cookies, caramel, chocolate, roasted almonds, salted nuts. A bit of ginger and spice, touch of green apple and banana.

    Palate: Sweet malt sugar, caramel, honey, raisins, old bottle, bit of oak, light spice. Very malt dominated. Fruity too, bit of cooked pineapple and banana. Bit of green apple and ginger.

    Finish: Oak, spices, honey, vanilla.

    With Water: Milder and sweeter with a bit. Vanilla and malt come out, and some extra spices too.

    Overall: Very malty overall. The Miyagikyo pot still malts dominate, but the Coffee still malt brings its typical spiciness. This isn’t a challenging malt at all, but quite luscious, even good to drink straight. The old bottle effect is there but seemingly not so huge, probably due to the size of the container. Works well twice up or half rock too.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A 'blend’ of pot still whisky from Yoichi & Miyagikyo and 'grain’ [barley spirit] distilled in Miyagikyo’s Coffey still.

    C: Slightly blended in nature, tasty, thin-ish, sugary sweet, very waxy, simple, chewy.

  4. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. wbarchive_336582 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    https://www.malthead.org/malthead/japan-tasting-mit-yamazaki-12-hakushu-12-und-mehr

  6. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. jankes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Engineered.
    • Nose
      w/o water: sweet and rounded. Complete. Perfume sweet. Candy. Barley grain sugar.

      w/ water: fuller and more complex. Notes of licorice, vanilla, caramel, grain.
    • Taste
      w/o water: light, sharp arrival of sweet and juicy lemons. Development to dry and smokey citrus. Light bitterness.

      w/ water: shorter, lighter, more bitter.
    • Finish
      Long, dry and soft smoke.

  9. Ciro scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This one contains malt spirit distilled with both coffey and pot stills.

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