Nikka 17-year-old - Ceramic

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Stated Age
17 years old
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
White Ceramic Decanter 鶴
Added on
12 jul 2015 8:18 am

Average value

€ 1011.28

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Whisky reviews for Nikka 17-year-old - Ceramic

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.42 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It's been almost 10 years since I last tasted this blend.
    My memory is reassured, it's still very good.

    Not extraordinarily complex, of course, but at least with a real "Japanese character", the one that made me love whiskey at the base.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose, not particularly expressive or extravagant, is all the same very pleasant.
      It's very melted, balanced, round, balanced, and very little sticks out.
      The fruit is soft, waxed, with a little peach, apple, plum.
      We have a light spray, with fresh acacia honey.
      A very light vanilla wood completes the walk, without the slightest note of bitterness.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the mouth, we can say that we continue in the line of the nose. It's still so round.
      We start on one side a floral, to follow on the white and yellow fruit. Apple, peach, apricot.
      Always a nice dose of acacia honey, with a light wood, and some spices. Pepper, cinnamon.

      Obviously it's a bit soft, but it wouldn't be the same whiskey with more alcohol. It's all in the fade once again.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is slightly sweet, on malt, barley, honey, and mirabelle plum.
      We have a nice spray again.
      It's spicier and harsher than on the palate, and it ends on a light green apple skin.

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  3. huggy bear scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Breeze of aromatic orchid and sour plum, hay like and wood branches. Citrusy and berries note. Nature charm. Palate:- Tartness of sour fruit entry. Vanilla note emerge along with a
    touch of sweetness. Creamy. vanilla butter cake with dried sour

    Finish:- Warming with pleasant bitterness linger. Gingery heat on throat.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Jeep51 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A delicate nose, that could be described as "feminine", a mouth that makes me think rather of a bourbon. And a nice balance
    • Nose
      Very delicate with floral notes and fresh fruit. Malt, cereals. During aeration, the nose evolves more on honey and a very light wax. Here, it is clearly not the power that is at the rendezvous but rather the lightness and delicacy.
    • Taste
      Nice roundness with toasty notes, very spicy. Very bourbon I find, maybe this side very precise smoke and charcoal still hot. A lot of cereals and malt too.
    • Finish
      More lively, less roundness but still this very delicate smoke and an aspect both saline and bitter. Very surprising.

  6. lichking did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    From official web site:

    This whisky was blended with a well-rounded depth and smooth, refined palate in mind. To this end, a soft but luxuriant type of malt was selected as the key ingredient. This delicate balance, achieved by the Nikka Whisky team of blenders, is imbued with mellowness, sweet balmy freshness and smooth drinkability after 17 years of aging. The elegant expansion of its nose and palate is due to the careful harmonizing of strictly selected raw ingredients.

  7. CineMalts scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    One of the best Blends i had in my life. 


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