Nikka Blended Whisky

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Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Oct 2012 1:59 pm

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€ 31.95

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka Blended Whisky

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.43 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nikka has quite a few blends on the market, one more easily obtainable than the other. But this one is easily found and quite affordable. Around 30 to 40 EUR in my neck of the woods. It's a blend that contains both Yoichi and Miyagikyo single malt, as well as grain whisky also produced by Nikka. Remember: Japanese blends are always created in-house, as they do not swaps casks between different producers.
    The nose is very sweet and fruity. Think apples, pears, apricots and some citrus fruit, but even some coconut and vanilla. You can smell the malt. A hint of slightly burnt caramel and something floral complete the picture. This is actually quite nice.
    I get the apricots on the palate as well, but - contrary to the nose - I also notice a slight development of smoke, albeit very discreet. Yes, some peated malt was undoubtedly used here. Mandarin. Becomes slightly dry towards the end. Something that reminds me of chocolate.
    Medium long finish, but rather dry, despite the fact that it remains sweet.
    Believe it or not, I actually prefer this one to the Nikka All Malt. Lovely Japanese aperitif.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sweetness "bourbonnée" and fresh fruits in the delicacy. Vanilla and caramel are installed. A note of lime comes for a ride and then goes away. On the palate, vanilla predominates in the first sip. The final has some tannins not tip top, witnesses of barrels a little too worn perhaps. The second sip surprises because it is now the spices that dominate and still these tannins. I'm almost grimacing. For the following sips, it is vanilla and caramel that accompany us with an honest texture despite the reduction too perceptible. Well ! It has often been said that Japanese whiskey settles quickly and no longer evolves. This one really baffled me by its changing and somewhat elusive side - at least in the beginning. Overall, I find it well done. I had a priori negative on the product.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  3. Rubis scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    The aftertaste is rumlike and pleasant as in many other Nikka whiskies. The nose and taste doesn't offer much though.

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Nikka Blended Whisky 40%. Consumed Jan 2020. Golden orange. Aroma is muted plain and empty. Estery apple. Some faint tropical notes. Slush puppy. Taste is oak-forward, watery, quite prominent candy floss notes, caramel, building bitterness. Extremely simple and plain. This is a bit disappointing by comparison to other Nikka whiskies I have tried. Not bad by any means but certainly not something I would be buying again 3.0/72

  5. Gweddry scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    tasteless and scentless, you have to really dig to find something. Dissapointing.
    • Nose
      light, alcohol, peach, vanilla, red apple, tangerine, honey, eiskafe, after a while fresh pear
    • Taste
      sweet, light, fresh, fruit, slightly soapy, bitter at the end
    • Finish
      apple peel, red apple, bitter, crisscrossed

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    blindly Asting
    • Nose
      83 83
      Oh, it smells delicious, nice and mild and floral, slightly fruity vanilla sweetness, but then very thin. Rather, tap a maximum of 45%. I still have pears
    • Taste
      82 82
      Extremely mild, hardly any alcohol, very thin, few flavors, tap the Nikka Blend.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Almost no exit

  7. marmeladow scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    My first Japanese, well-made, tasty and uncomplicated blend, easy drinkable. Very nice nose, the rest then falls off a bit.
    Already had much more colorless and grain-emphasized blends - this is one of the clearly better ones and comes with its fresh, fruity floral mutatis mutandis to malted blends like monkey shoulder or single malts like Cardhu 12yo, but at a slightly higher price.
    • Nose
      84 84
      very fruity-floral with vanilla and honey. Soft, pleasant, fresh, no smoke
    • Taste
      82 82
      mild and mellow with a lot of fruit, later becoming slightly spicy and bitter
    • Finish
      79 79
      Here, the grain portion presents itself unfavorably: short to just medium length, now clearer spices and alcohol notes, less impressive

  8. AdamsB scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Smooth and intensely fruity, available only in Europe.
    • Nose
      Caramel, pear, honey, lime, toffee, heather
    • Taste
      Honey, lemongrass, cocoa, hay, oak
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet and fruity

  9. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Smell - joooooo, drink - nooo ... If it tasted as good as it smelled, the 25 € would be a good investment, but for the taste's also a 12 € Blend.
    • Nose
      surprisingly fruity and defines for so'nen quite cheap blend (so not only so malt-caramel-sweet-tasting-stop-after-whiskey) - apple, lemon, pear, fresh orange, a little coconut, vanilla kipper, white chocolate - though everything on a cozy dazzling level, no wow moment, but still easily recognizable
    • Taste
      not as good as the nose, to caramel / toffee / wood is first a nice pear note, but then quite fast (3s) sprittig-snappy cheap brandy and you want to have it out of his mouth
    • Finish
      For a long time, the sprightly brandy turns into bitterness, then there is some milk chocolate
      (officially: "Pure and fresh with cereals and fruits." - What did the copywriter drink?)


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