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Nikka 1996

Overall rating
90.50/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Warehouse #25
Vintage
18.12.1996
Bottled
21.06.2012
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
118913
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Feb 2013 2:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka 1996

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.50 points

  1. ChungLin scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    This cask #118913 is very rare and very expensive even if you found one. I do recommend someone who interested in sherried Miyagikyo to try out 20yr #117421 distillery only bottle. I was told it was distilled in 1991 and bottled in early 2013, I guess it is still available at distillery. Tried from sample, not as refined palate and complex as #118913, but the depth is quite good, best in vertical tasting of 5yr-25yr bottles. Quality of  #117421 is close enough to #118913, but maybe much cheaper if you can get it from distillery.

  2. ChungLin scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    Wow! this cask from Miyagikyo is one of the best sherried japanese whisky you can find, even better than most of the Karuizawa, which rarely seen. This bottle is very concentrated, complex and intensive. The body is big and beautiful. It kinda makes me feel like eating a black forest cake. A Japanese masterpiece! 95pt for the bottle but 99pt for this distillery! There are some great casks but this cask is one of a kind. Very enjoyable!   

  3. Willie JJ scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    I think this would make my all time top ten.
    • Nose
      Looks like a glass of coffee and smells like cappuccino. It's hard to figure out what the spirit offers, the cask is so dominant, but really in a very good way.
    • Taste
      An incredibly intense experience. The darkest of chocolates sprinkled with ground coffee. Quite amazing. The chocolate is mind blowing.
    • Finish
      A dangerous dram for recovering chocoholics. So intense its impossible to convey in words alone.

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