Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

Overall rating
83.93/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB46370
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
4904230100683
Added on
25 oct 2013 5:23 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 42.00

9 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

234 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.93 points.

  1. Nestheth scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    A great nose. More than just the regular oak smell. Wet, crumbling, wood. Disappointing taste. The product holds up water really well, and has the high-potential alcohol percentage. But there isn't really any strong, pleasant tastes to benefit from it. Weak finish. The nose stands out. Nose is good, but not spectacular.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruit, sweetness, alcohol, creampie, perfume. Wood: Wet, oxidized, crumbled, laqcuered. After adding water: Woodish fragrance starts to resemble regular cask oak more.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Both sweetness and sourness/spicyness. Dark chocolate, fruity, roasted nuts. Alcohol percentage in the good side of 50 %. Strong alcoholic taste without added water. The product holds up cohesion persistently with added water. More sweetness after added water. Taste lacks pleasantness.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Quite neutral and mild. Sourness. Tobacco. Leaves a dry tongue.

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  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    He smells like a typical Japanese!
    This fruity light aroma,
    paired with complex notes,
    often a bit spritty, alcoholic.

    Mature Barrel, Vanilla, Ripe Fruits.
    Noble and strong!

    A really good drop.
    Worthy Japanese.
    Looking for excellence...

  4. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is really a great value for money whiskey. Wonderful for newbies who want to experiment with higher alcohol strength.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very nice flowery and fruity nose. Tender oak, fine citrus notes, melon, honey, vanilla, caramel, apple.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily, strong, and slightly alcoholic (but still totally within limits for the high drinking strength). Raspberry, oak, honey, orange, hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short to medium-long finish with vanilla, beautiful oak spices and juicy melon.

  5. SpringBarley scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    i had a blind sample. first idea of course, sherry cask matured. second idea: Glendronach 12, third idea: this has higher abv, aberlour 12 48%.
    after tasting: seems to be fresh wood but also a little younger than expected.
    short finish, a little watery. but nice, i like it.

    in the end, my first japanese whisky experience! great value for money, a must try for people that like blends, especially for a bot scottish experience.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Mapl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2018
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. peej84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. ZwiJo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. zinaf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I have had good and not so good batches. This one, without a bottle code, was very good.
    • Nose
      really nice nose. fruity, orange, nuts, dried fruits, milk chocolate, cinammon
    • Taste
      sweet and fruity with a good measure of spices
    • Finish
      Long and fruity

  12. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasty again after nearly five years, this time at a joint event with Duthoron and his friend Pedro. The package was changed, the bottle was no longer in a nice tin box, but only in a black paper box, the bottle label disappeared. But the content is more important, and this time he was sitting even better than he once used in my bottle.
    • Nose
      Strongly fruity, with a bourbon touch, then caramel and spice. (86 b)
    • Taste
      Power is to know, lots of chocolate, heavy fruit. Sweet with a sparkling alcohol that is pleasant, she adds to her grace. (86 b)
    • Finish
      Medium.

  13. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is a blend done right. Yum
    • Nose
      Rich , spicy oak. Woody vanilla. Cinnamon. New leather. Roasted nuts. Cafe latte, maybe a chai latte.
    • Taste
      Rich nutty notes. More oak. Tinned fruit. More of a distinguishable pure vanilla note now. Stewed pears and apricots. Minor hint of the grain spirit bitterness showing through.
    • Finish
      Long. Woodspice. Roasted almonds. Some lingering hints of stewed fruits and vanilla custard. Bit of a grainy after taste.

  14. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Single dram. Blind tasting. Regionals 2014_08
    Came 3rd, w 8.04 pts
    • Nose
      spicey, leather polish, stewed fruits, dunnage, creamy, dunnage, coconut, faint smoke, faint cardboard, faint metalic notes (86).
    • Taste
      oily, crisp, sweet, garden fruits,  (86).
    • Finish
      vanilla, tobacco, drying, malty, faint smoke (85).

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