Nikka 1989

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Warehouse #15
Stated Age
15 years old
62.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Jan 2009 1:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1825.00

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19 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka 1989

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.87 points

  1. pere scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity sweetness, woody freshness, menthol peat, salt, spices, vanilla, fresh banana, exotic fruits.
    • Taste
      Intense, a bit of pepper, fruity, toffee, peat, wood, salt, spices.
    • Finish
      Sweet fruits, toffee, hay, sweet spices.

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Really good. A very successful Yoichi with almost no peat.
    • Nose
      Complex. Sherry, Cherry, sugar cane, plum
    • Taste
      Delicious: fruits, precious wood, spices
    • Finish
      Was expecting a longer one but still good. With the mouth profile, on wood and spices.

  3. magic_slim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Recommended - a lovely experience.
    • Nose
      Oh what a beautiful colour.

      Sherried, flowery and fruity at first nosing, The flowery notes are a big surprise, I never had this in a sherry cask whisky before. The smell reminds me of marzipan chocolate, but the marzipan is soaked with sherry. Fruit in rum, mainly prunes.

      With water: More sherry, chestnuts, and not flowery.Lovely.
    • Taste
      Wow, this is sheer power, burning and disinfecting everything from tongue to stomach, lighting a big fire inside. With the second swallow I start to taste something - actually a lot. It is sweet, hot and spicy, sherried with fruity notes, wood aromas and tons of pepper. No bitterness and no peat at all, in contrary to other bottlings from this distillery.

      With water: More of a sherry monster, still with tons of pepper.
      Perfect quality.
    • Finish
      Very long, spicy and satisfying.


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