- Single Grain
- The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- "Oh so sweet"
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- Re-charred Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 58.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L14 314 13:50 8ML
- Added on
- 06 Dec 2014 11:32 am by RoyC
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19 × member ratings
37 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Nikka 2003 SMWS G12.1
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.82 points
- Tasted today at a local SMWS affiliated whisky bar - a remarkable effort for such a young whisky.
- SMWS note:
Aromas of apple purée and coconut milk soon revealed a fresh oak
backbone and vanilla pods in a sugar bowl. Subtle rancio and musky notes
floated along while the sugar became more rich, dark and heady.
The taste was very sweet with powerful vanilla and banana, moving to a chalky and slightly drying finish.
Water saw apple turnovers dusted with icing sugar as a curious coconut
and peach smoothie was whizzed up in the background. Wonderful oakiness
(“wrung out staves”), banana chips, Campinos, cloves and banana toffee
brought this rollercoaster of sweetness home.