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Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

Overall rating
83.69/100
votes
78
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

€ 44.92

9 × in wishlist

78 × member ratings

223 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.69 points

  1. 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.

  2. DramTimeDE 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

  3. Mapl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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.

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  6. 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

  7. peej84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. ZwiJo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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

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