Nikka Super

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Mar 2013 6:53 pm

Average value

€ 41,24

5 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka Super

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.65 points

  1. RobertG scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

  2. maltaholic scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, some sherry, honey, oak.

    Light and airy. Young and carefree.

    It's perfectly alright.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Balsa Wood
    The Nikka Super Rare Old is a popular blend that first appeared in 1962, then disappeared into oblivion, only to be revived now. It is mostly single malts from the Nikka concern, meaning Yoichi and Miyagikyo, upholstered with the coffey still produced grain from Nikka.
    The nose is honeysweet on caramel and forrst berries, but rather light. I get some banana, cigar box and balsa wood, but not much else. And yet, this smells pleasant and inviting.
    The body is rather light, but not watery. It is clear that some sherry wood was used in the mix, as I get all kinds of citrusy and other light fruit notes, mildly sweet and sour reminding me a bit of agrum. A little spicy. But light is the key word here.
    What a short finish, indeed.
    I understand the Japanese do like a light whisky, which probably does very well in a highball or as an aperitif. Neat it is okay, but far from exceptional.

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Myst111 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    very short finish.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. ThS scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. ThS scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Rather fine and elegant but not very expressive!
    • Nose
      Sherry. Cigar box, light fruity, old wood.
    • Taste
      The mouth is lacking in size. Light woody sherry.
    • Finish
      Pretty short.


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