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Nikka Super Revival

Overall rating
83.19/100
votes
38
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Guaranteed matured in wood
Barcode
4904230040385
Bottled for
Europe
Added on
05 Dec 2015 2:17 pm by Seheiah

Average value

€ 48,04

5 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

166 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka Super Revival

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.19 points

  1. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Lemon and wood, with some depth, slightly astringing, acid, blood orange, gooseberry, a fairly strong finish and that leaves a good impression, with red fruits.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Ziegelhütte-Idstein did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    • Nose
      Dried herbs, exotic spices, roasted almonds
    • Taste
      Thick and full, with notes of sweet honey, lemongrass and a hint of tarragon in new oak
    • Finish
      Long, crisp, with baking spices

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Decomposed Wood
    While it is offered in the same shaped bottle than the Super Rare Old, this Revival is quite different. This limited edition from 2015 was created to honor Masetaka Taketsuru’s wife – Rita Cowan – who passed away in January 1961. This one contains the original profile of the Super that appeared for the first time in 1962, making it somewhat heavier with a hint of peat as opposed to today’s interpretation.
    While the nose of this Super is just as sweet, it does have more depth. Next to caramel and vanilla, this one also sports a heavy herbal note and smells somewhat old school. There is a hint of coconut, but also of decomposed wood, with a sweet and sour note underneath that I cannot quite put my finger on.
    The body is just a tad too light, actually. On the palate I get more coconut and vanilla, but also green garden herbs. There is a lovely development of smoke. This is not just woodsmoke, it is clearly peat. Not much, but unmistakable. That makes me like this Super a lot better than the regular version.
    The finish is not really short, but rather medium long and surprisingly spicy.
    You can still find this bottle if you look for it. Around 45 EUR and well worth seeking out. This is an interesting Nikka with a good dose of Yoichi.

  4. holborndrinker scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Not bad - but not super either.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Not certain I would call it super - I prefer their other blends more.
    • Nose
      Very gentle on the nose.
    • Taste
      Quite hard to describe what notes come through - nothing dominates on the palate.
    • Finish
      A warmth lingers for quite a while - a smooth whisky.

  6. Ivynor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A nikka from the diluted barrel, which really looks like grain.
    the sherry is not very marked. Good product overall
    • Nose
      Very sweet, coconut, vanilla, wood. Very sweet
    • Taste
      A kind of diluted nikka from the barrel, with notes
      vanilla and coconut, and a little vegetal
    • Finish
      More marked by wood and vanilla. Way

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