Nikka 17-year-old

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
17 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Glass Decanter
Bottle code
Added on
19 May 2012 10:03 pm

Average value

€ 563.86

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka 17-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.52 points

  1. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 94 points to the Nikka Tsuru 17 Years. "Unmistakingly Tsuru in character, very much in line, profile-wise, with the original bottling and if the caramel was cut this could challenge as a world whisky of the year". Pure matter of taste...

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    very good dram as much for a "beginner" as for an amateur, nothing to (spit out), simple and highly effective!
    • Nose
      on the nose, it's fresh, floral, then it stings in the nose, and the woody invades my nostrils!
      you can smell the old caramelized vanilla!
      candied fruits in marmalade.
    • Taste
      in the mouth, spices, well-balanced alcohol, a minty side, old wood, I like it!
    • Finish
      medium to long finish, varied essences and intense vanilla, woody, sign of a long setting in barrel, a blended of character.

  3. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Everything about the Tsuru 17 year old feels quite luxuriant. From the heavy glass decanter, simple but striking branding through to the liquid itself – this firmly falls into the ‘precision’ whisky-making category. Not nearly as ‘engineered’ as some Japanese expressions, the Tsuru goes down a rich, but ultimately woody avenue, favouring oak and spicing over lighter florals and blossoms which one might find in its constituent parts. Well-made, tasty and worth your time if you can find it for a reasonable price.

    • Nose
      Pronounced woodiness from sandalwood and cedar and a touch of sawdust. Rich layer of honey throughout with candied orange peels, a touch of stem ginger and some immediate cask spicing. There’s an underlying leafiness here, somewhat musty and musky.
    • Taste
      Good mouthfeel which brings forward spicing instantly – again with the ginger (this time fresh root) and now with some pepper. Fruits are present but a touch vague (a menagerie of dried berries and stone fruits). Vanilla is reasonable assertive, but marries well to some bitter and fairly astringent wood (again Sandalwood). Sweet grains are more discernible here than on the nose and provide more balance to the bitter notes.
    • Finish
      Long, woody, peppery and somewhat bitter.

  4. Hemdl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant blend that should find many friends. For beginners due to the drinking strength as well as for more honest whiskey enthusiasts. No high-flyer, but a confident companion for sociable evenings, easy drinking.
    • Nose
      Mild and creamy, it lies in the glass. Clear aromas of a typical grain whiskey, which I rarely really like. Here, but beautifully integrated into sweet notes of caramel, vanilla and lots of fresh honey. Sweetish woody notes, as well as roasted almonds (!) And light fruit notes.
    • Taste
      Also on the tongue very mild, little surprising with a drinking strength 43.0% Vol. Weak on the chest he presents itself here but not, but the surge of flavors is too present, which spreads in the mouth. Here, too, light grain notes, which can be found between sweet wood notes, honey and green fruits. Cinnamon and Bourbon vanilla (the real, not any cheap flavorings) round off the whole thing to a sweet-spicy malt. A "softy" in terms of mouthfeel - but one with character.
    • Finish
      Here are caramelized nuts, which gradually pass into rather slightly drier oak notes. Medium long, not too strong. Here is the malt then a little out of breath.

  5. MrBoazack scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. djork scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89


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