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Nikka 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.21/100
votes
168
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Nikka
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Premium Blended Whisky
Barcode
4904230038023
Added on
27 Aug 2014 5:36 pm by very_bad_day

Average value

€ 116,78

40 × in wishlist

168 × member ratings

922 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka 12-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.21 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 Member Senior

    One more Japanese whisky to be discontinued...

    https://www.nomunication.jp/2019/01/17/more-discontinuations-kakubin-white-yellow-chita-350ml-nikka-12-nikka-coffey-malt-nikka-coffey-grain/

  3. Johnnybeme scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

  4. Johnnybeme scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

  5. whiteshirt scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Major Japanese whisky companies Suntory and Nikka have announced further cuts to their whisky ranges.For Nikka, this includes axing Nikka 12, one of the last budget-friendly aged Japanese whiskies

  6. Kaleva scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Quite strange whisky. It's positioned as a premium one (the price and the package/bottle), however, the premium bottle content feels very young. You can feel rather sharp maltiness and the whisky itself is very flat, no complexity whatsoever. Maybe the cause of that is the grain part of the blend, I don't know. But otherwise the whisky is quite OK and the decanter is really beautiful. In any case this whisky is enormously overpriced and I don't know who can buy it unless you're going to invest in a nice decanter :)
    • Nose
      Malt, honey, butter, green apple, hint of peanuts
    • Taste
      Spicy, sweet, malt, dried fruits, caramel
    • Finish
      Medium-long, warm, nutty

  7. stefan_PB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice to drink. Here Nikka has managed a nice blend.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Slightly floral scent, vanilla, oak and spicy notes can be recognized.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very soft, butter biscuit, hints of vanilla and apple, to the end slight pepperiness, coconut is to taste
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long finish. Light sweetness, a hint of pepper, butter biscuit flavor remains on the tongue, a little oak

  8. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Easy to drink, pleasant japanese blend. Although price is not the best.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Floral. Fruits, honey, malt, vanilla, caramel and citruses. Spicy oak.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy. Fruits, honey, caramel and citruses. Coconut and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, fruity, spicy.

  9. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very smoky nose, it's like being at the corner of the fireplace, warm. The flames crackle. Apricot jam, wet wool, vegetal notes. It's very deep. Ashes too. In the mouth, it is very warm, a little oily, woody, smoked, braised bread, nuts, black grapes, ripe apricot. Long finish, very balanced, which combines wood, lemon and smoke.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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