Nikka 08-year-old

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Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
08 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Jul 2015 12:56 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 59.46

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40 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka 08-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.97 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A dram of a nippon who is worth and in the mouth and in the finale.
    • Nose
      vanilla, light oak, malt and spices
    • Taste
      amazing because of the alcohol well present! Mixed orange fruits, strong spices (pepper and coriander!), back of wood and vanilla.
    • Finish
      quite long with woody, spicy and fruity that holds.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, a positive surprise, the individual notes vllt. not as pronounced as in the Coffey Malts and Taketsurus, but otherwise he lacks nothing.
    • Nose
      Directly aromatic, although dazzling, floral, orange zest, caramel, chocolate (even white), grassy notes, cinnamon, vanilla, clove, honey, has a hint of the praline I have at Coffey Malt, later gets a bit more musty / oldschooliger
    • Taste
      Yeah, just typical Nikka. Orange, perfumed oak, sweet malt, herbs and spices such as oregano, thyme, beautiful chocolate (so 50-60% cocoa content), brown toffee, honey, light berry compote, apple peel, coffee
    • Finish
      Mocha, kräutrige oak, orange peel, medium-long

  3. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The nose is the best part here. Tasted on 13/11/2016 in a Japanese line-up (WB ID's 70236, 5443, 9252, 38412, 6016, 71248 and 20342, in that order). 
    • Nose
      Pregnant with vanilla; smells like a blended malt, not like a blend (i.e. with grain). Very floral, bit of cherries. 
    • Taste
      The sweetness of the nose doesn't really come back in the taste. Tastes like it has been diluted too much, and it's a bit drying. Also something floral, which leans to soapiness. Wood. 
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Spicy at the roof of the mouth, later on astringent (dry wood). 

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Caramel and especially vanilla, light and pleasant. Subtle notes of roasted coffee. On the palate, creamy, milky limit. What a corpulence for a blend reduced to 40%! Not complex or long for two cents, but presence and intensity!

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, typical scent of a blend, with varied orange fruits, malt, leather ... it's sweet!
    2nd: itoo, various scents !!
    the blend to not betray the most or least of a specific distillery! and therefore also grain accordingly!

  6. kot1803 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Igor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Richly aromatic straight from the first sniff - unlike cosmetics though, but in a natural way rather. Floral slightly, slightly herbal, grassy(?), lacquered wood/redwood carpentry in the distance. Oloroso's in, almond deep sherry note, (sugared) parma violets; quite complex fragrance, and yet fine and delicate at the same time. It is a sumptuous nose, really, for a blend at any case. Peach and dried apricots in the background - restrictedly, nuttiness, maybe cherrystone, rose petals, rosewater, Turkish sweets.
    • Taste
      Begins quite sweetly, again kind of confection filled with fruit, medium bodied, rich and intense considering low ABV, - wow, that's quite good actually! Prunes come through, bitter almonds, uzvar, hints of smoke there, dried apricots and lime-tree honey. Well integrated palate, balanced well and tastes very nicely too. 
    • Finish
      Not really long finish, but long enough still. Sooner it's long than short at least. Warms up with allspice, then dark bitter chocolate, nutmeg, white pepper, fades on tangerines and orange peels.

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82


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