Nikka 12-year-old

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Nikka
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Premium Blended Whisky
Added on
27 Aug 2014 5:36 pm by very_bad_day

Average value

€ 114.59

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka 12-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.46 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Japanese whisky, so hot right now...

    Tastes Ben Nevis-y. A compliment. For the price of this you could probably buy a decent age Ben Nevis. And that’s what you should do. It matters not, since it appears to be discontinued anyways.

  2. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    One more Japanese whisky to be discontinued...


  3. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    ¥1600 / < 30 ml @ cordon Noir.

    Appearance: Deep amber orange.

    Nose: Old bottle effect. Nutty, malty, grapes, raisins, cinnamon spice, caramel, malt sugar, crckers, cherry, sherry, dried plum/prune/fig.

    Palate: Sweet toffee, malt sugar, cookies, a bit boozy, with ok effect, old wet oak, some spiky grain spirits, cherry, raisin, prune, lots of dried fruit from what I take to be a sherry cask.

    Finish: Sweet caramel, vanilla, dried fruit, spices.

    Overall: Quite nice overall. The old bottle effect seems to help integrate it and smooth out the grainy edges. Spicy, well oxidized, with lots of dark fruit. Very smooth and mellow.

  4. vomi scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Not bad, but still a usual whisky with some bitter notes.
    It has a balanced sweetness, it's not too sweet and slightly salty.
    • Nose
      Oak, plants (vegetal notes), melon, citrus, herbs, earth
    • Taste
      Tanins (oak), plants, spices, some caramel, slightly orange peel, white oak
    • Finish
      spice, earth, some smoke, pepper

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Quite convenient and drinkable but nevertheless hard to memorize
    • Nose
      85 85
      Lots of caramel and vanilla, condensed milk, hints of green fruits, probably green tea, whiffs of engine oil, also some yellow fruits, peach, banana - pretty OK
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, canned fruits like peach, pineapple, pear, little spicy, ginger, hints of oak wood
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, little more spicy, orange peel, probably a bit grapefruit but not drying

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice opener for an evening to get the palate going.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. DannyDram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nice complex nose, then subsides a little until the finish.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Blood orange, malt, honey, milk chocolate, coconut, nut, roasted almonds, some caramel and vanilla. Beautiful and balanced with a pronounced intensity
    • Taste
      90 90
      White pepper (not spicy), orange, rhubarb and fruit. Balanced and between medium and pronounced intensity
    • Finish
      89 89
      White pepper, orange. Harmonious, medium to long finish.

  8. Johnnybeme scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

  9. Johnnybeme scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior


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