Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

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51.4 % Vol.
500 ml
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22 may 2013 6:16 pm

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€ 41.79

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Whisky reviews for Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.64 points.

  1. christiaand scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Very heavy on ethanol, it's an intense peppery drink with hints of caramelized fruit, vanilla and oak are prominent flavors. personally, I like to dilute it with a bit of water to take the edge off. a long lingering finish that is quite harsh.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      82 82

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  3. DavidDW scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Too peppery, too alcoholic.
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      73 73

  4. robbert88 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    we can be brief about this. this is just a great whiskey.

    named whiskey of the year 2018 by whiskey advocate.

    it is not the best for me, but definitely worth it.

    The color of the whiskey is beautiful dark gold.

    In the beginning I mainly smelled alcohol haha. Later some more hints of flowers, fruity and a little spice come up.

    The taste is full and sharp. Do you find it too sharp? Then add a little spring water. But the taste really comes into its own when you drink it pure.

    But what exactly do you taste? You can taste hints of chocolate, vanilla, spices, wood and flowers. By adding water, other flavors can come up more than if you drink it pure.

    The aftertaste is nice and warm and fills you with warmth on a cold day. You can taste the fruit for a long time and a little bit of a woody taste.


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