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Nikka 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.34/100
votes
144
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
Added on
27 Aug 2014 5:36 pm by very_bad_day

Average value

€ 111.58

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144 × member ratings

771 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka 12-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.34 points

  1. 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/

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. stefan_PB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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

  5. 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.

  6. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 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
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very nice modern blend, the price is absolutely ridiculous, would be a nice whiskey for 45-49 Euro ...
    • Nose
      For 43% really beautiful power in the nose, apricot, fresh apple juice, a bit dusty dresser, light honey, some light malt and heather, toffee and vanilla, does not have much Japanese but makes you want to taste
    • Taste
      Ui, very sour compared to the nose, grapefruit, lemon with peel, apricot precarious, the dusty dresser again, linen sacks, light honey with lavender and fennel, some hops, red and green apple
    • Finish
      Apple peel, young oak, malt, a little hay, dry and malty with the apple, medium-long

  9. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, vanilla, undifferentiated mixed fruits, a little spice
    On the palate, it's sweet, creamy, with a mixture of fruits, it's fresh, the smoke reaches the end, it's good, without defect, but without surprise too!
    In the finish, medium length on fruits and sweet vanilla, creamy!
    a blend that succeeds with a normal age to release a dram of beauty, becoming almost common!

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not very complex, but I had a great time. Enthusiasm 3/5 Whiskey n ° 1394
    • Nose
      Beautifully flowery, warm nose. Apple syrup and a hint of caramel. Crème brûlée and honey, it lacks a little volume.
    • Taste
      Attack weak, but behind very sweet and fruity. He has bodybuilding despite the reduction.
    • Finish
      Caressing on vanilla

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