Nikka 1991

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Warehouse #62
62.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Jul 2014 7:45 pm by very_bad_day
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka 1991

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.60 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Superb. And yet a profile so special.
    Definitively cleavable.
    • Nose
      Nose mainly on sherry. Tobacco. Ash. Plum, cherry. Oddly mineral. Plum brandy. A little strawberry tagada. Gunpowder, wood.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is almost molasses.
      Sugar, plum, prune jam. Rum.
      A little sugar cherry syrup. Strawberry.
      The wood is there but well melted.
      It's almost sparkling. Oil.
      Camphor and rubber.
      Surprising and devilishly effective.
    • Finish
      Round finale on the black fruit. Blackcurrant, ripe. And the molasses, the chemical sugar. Wood. The cherry remains in the mouth very long

  2. goran scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    On Whiskyfun:
    Miyagikyo 1991/2010 'Single Cask' (62%, OB for LMDW, cask #116921) Colour: almost red! Nose: the most explosive, the most expressive of them three, with more spices and much more marzipan, putty and sandalwood than in the other ones. Also quite some oranges and yet again some linseed oil. Also great notes of eucalyptus, cough syrup… A bit of varnish as well but that may disappear with water. With water: ah yes! Jams, red berries, raspberries, nutmeg, thuja wood, cedar wood… A lot happening in this one. I’d hate it if this was taken as a joke because of the events, but I’ll say it as it is: it takes water extremely well. Also quite some sugar cane, old rum… Mouth (neat): bang! It’s a bit hard because of the strength but I get the same kind of development as in the 1988, that is to say a rich, very creamy fruity profile and a discreet peatiness that arises together with some ‘funny’ bubblegummy notes. Something slightly grapey? With water: perfect! Again, a lot of oak but also a lot of soft spices and fruits, which means a perfect balance here. It’s heavy but it’s balanced! Finish: long, creamy, sweet, luscious and sexy, with peaty and peppery afterglows. Comments: excellent modern-style malt whisky, perfectly mastered in my opinion. It got high silver at the MM Awards – no wonder. SGP:554 - 90 points.


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