Nikka 1986

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Warehouse #15
Stated Age
22 years old
59.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Jan 2009 1:16 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 200.00

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32 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka 1986

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.84 points

  1. very_bad_day scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It's a bit strong! Are you?!
    • Nose
      Tourbé et iodé mais on n'est pas sur une tourbe typique Yoichi, là. Plutôt type Islay.

      Beaucoup de notes fraiches: Menthe (fisherman's friend), camphre, zeste de citron. Des notes sucrées de fruits rouges, d'épices et de bois neuf viennent terminer le nez.
    • Taste
      C'est piquant en bouche (menthe, cannelle, poivre blanc).

      On a une attaque sur la tourbe puis sur le cuire, le cacao (fève) et les fruits rouges. 

      Pourquoi pas un fût Refill Sherry?
    • Finish
      Longue sur une tourbe mentholée.

  2. ALouis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Yoichi 1986/2008 (59%, OB, cask # 112112, Warehouse # 15)

    Color: Amber / orange
    Nose: Very nice nose, slightly peaty, notes of leather, dried fruits and spices.
    The sherry then arrive on the blood orange, chocolate and vinous notes.
    No alcohol aggressiveness and no varnish.
    On the 2nd nose, the peat becomes more earthy and notes of incense and lychee appear.
    The addition of water brings out the vanilla.
    Palate: The alcohol is controlled, no aggressiveness.
    The attack on the palate is peaty, on the cold ashes and nice notes of hazelnuts.
    After the peat wave, sweetness comes with fruit, spices and winey notes.
    The addition of water brings more balance in the mouth and a nice fade peat / sherry.
    Long finish on sherry, blood oranges and chocolate.
    Less elegant than the 1987 and more marked by sherry, more Japanese.
    Rating: 88/100


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