Nikka 1987

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Warehouse #15
Stated Age
17 years old
53.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Dec 2008 6:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115.00

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16 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka 1987

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.92 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Varnish, raisins, coconut, almond, pear and a whiff of smoke, very pleasant

  2. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    After a quite elegant smoky and sherry nose, the mouth was surprisingly a bit rough but still very tasty. An excellent Yoichi.

    Tasting notes from August 2017.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, raisins, apricots, prunes, nuts and a bit of varnish. There's some smoke here too.
    • Taste
      Punchy. Peaty and peppery attack. The fruits are discreet but there is some sugary sweet and spices from the oak.
    • Finish
      Long, the same smoky, spicy, sweet mix.

  3. tomy63 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    gold color, slightly peated nose, a little varnish, pepper, then in the bottom almonds, mirabelle. Mouth powerful enough, well integrated alcohol, a lot of pepper, peat, lemon, spices, apple, hazelnut, very nice scale but all lacks a little fruit. Long finish, peaty, a little sweet, spicy.

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It really pays to peruse your sample cabinet from time
    to time, it seems. I had no idea I had this little gem in there!
    • Nose
      Wonderful nose! Perfect mix of raisins and almonds on
      the one hand, peat on the other. Walnuts and coal, I
      kid you not. Fresh hay. Whipped cream. Truly complex.
    • Taste
      Perfect mouthfeel, creamy and spicy at the same time.
      More walnuts, now. Lots of pepper. Ginger and nutmeg, cloves, it just keeps
      going. Wet wood. Baked apples. Peat, again, getting
      louder all the time. Truly magnificent.
    • Finish
      The finish is long with again that perfect mix between
      the peppers and peat versus the dark fruit. At the very last moment, quite some
      oak emerges.


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