Whiskybase

Nikka Pure Malt - White

Overall rating
81.89/100
votes
239
Whiskybase ID
WB55983
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
4904230101475
Added on
02 Jul 2014 10:53 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 104.26

6 × in wishlist

239 × member ratings

586 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka Pure Malt - White

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.89 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nikka Pure Malt White Label.
    Having procured samples of the Nikka Pure Malt Red and Black, the White continued to elude me. So I was chuffed to get this cheap, randomly, at a restaurant called Mommi in Clapham in July 2019 with Teresa and Johnny. Unfortunately it didn't leave such a good impression. It's light and thin on delivery with soft papery smoke vibes. Quite simplistic but okay, sort of like a lightly smoky blended Scotch 3.2/77

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Medium whiskey, not empty, but there are drawbacks. Nice in aroma, pop performance of Ayla, bright in taste, but with a noticeable degree, the aftertaste is a little bitter.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Peat, smoked, malt, smoky, ash, cotton wool, sweet, fresh, waffles, prunes, dates, smoked duck, chocolate, sweet tobacco, minerals, candies, sweet meat sauce, buckwheat with sugar and milk. Isle or Ledchik style.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Slightly spicy, charcoal, soot, fuel oil, burnt jam, plum, oak, juicy and sweet. The degree is felt as 50%.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Knits, medium, dry, tart paradise apple, bitter, burnt wood, ash, ash, sweet, oak, plum, cranberry.

  3. Max70 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nice smell, sherry influence is very present, with some ripe red fruit. A nice oily body and a medium final.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. pere scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Maritime, salt, coal tar, smoke, a bit fruity, wood tar, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Soft smoke, pepper, oak, spicy, a bit of sweetness.
    • Finish
      Smoke, peat, a bit of flowery sweetness.

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Four Swaggers arrive at the Wagon & Horses in Brighton which has a very decent [Scotch] whisky menu, yet no Glencairn’s. I believe this particular Nikka White is malt blend of Yoichi and Miyagikyo, though others - I’ve read - mention that it might also contain an Islay malt.

    N,T,F: After a fairly sweet and solid Small Batch 60%+ Booker's, a go-to Redbreast 12yo, a sweet Four Roses Small Batch and a fairly average but affordable Antiquary 12yo [£3.80], this jumps out in calibre and oily malty savoury-sweet deliciousness. The peat smoke ties it all together.

    C: As a result, I go shopping for a bottle there and then. We’d have bought [and split] a bottle - even at £110 - if it hadn’t been a 50cl bottle at 43%. A cleverly crafted juicy blend all the same, in context of the day.

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      66 66
    • Taste
      64 64
    • Finish
      64 64

  7. NcOne scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nice Jap!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Good herbal nose. Peat lurking somewhere..
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mmmmm... Tasty! Mellow, herbal taste. Really easy one. Different fruit notes present. Peat still lurking. Classy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium finish. Peat still lurking, but infact it's perfect like this. Peat is there all the time, but doesn't take over at any phase. Leaves a really nice mouthfeel.

  8. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  9. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021


Forgot your password?

Login