Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
19 May 2009 10:22 am

Average value

€ 179.99

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76 × member ratings

183 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka NAS

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.26 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    This Nikka-bottling without age makes a good impression, but looks quite young.
    • Nose
      Does not open directly, rather reserved.
      Over time, tropical fruits such as mango and papaya show up. In addition there are floral notes. Light orchid scent.
      The nose remains very restrained.
    • Taste
      The palate continues the floral taste. Add to that the taste of freshly cut hay.
      Some salt and pepper. Some oak.
    • Finish
      Medium long with tendency downwards.

  2. GJR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Fred Labosch scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Original retail price: ~35 €

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Acts a bit rough and young and although the flavor is in principle, that does not come across quite enthusiastically over. 43 € / 0.5 (or 60 € / 0.7) are not much for Japanese today, but he would not be worth it to me.
    • Nose
      short citrus notes and tropical fruits, a little flowery, then sweet, dull, caramel, sweetish tobacco, some smoke, is getting drier
    • Taste
      sweet, rather heavy, spicy (there is sherry and oak), malt, nougat, burnt sugar, tobacco, leather, earth, pepper ... a bit gruff
    • Finish
      medium length, chocolate, pepper

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The most important of all 2 NAS (with Nikka's Yoichi!)
    Many fruits, caramel, too discreet alcohol for my taste!
    A simple, sweet finish for this whisky based on green fruits with a little spice
    Good as an aperitif, good digestive so as not to bother your head!

  6. Remko scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Simple, yet surprisingle complex.

    Fruity, malty, leathery, dry, briny, peppery, earthy, oaky, somewhat smokeyYoung thought, but not bad at all.A good daily average dram.

  7. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    blindly I would have typed a Scottish Highlander near the coast
    sweet and fruity and finally this touch of sea and dirt (Japanese oak?)
    also an easy-to-drink recommendation
    • Nose
      could also be a Scot
      no smoke
      fresh citrus
      It takes a few minutes in the glass until the flavors are released
      red berries, the fruits become darker
      In the background is also discreetly some "dirty" note of the sea and docks
      Burnt lye pastry would be too much, but that's the direction
    • Taste
      red fruits become stronger without them becoming too dark
      sweet fruity and at the end a touch of oak barrel
      when the sweetness, fruit and spice have gone, then comes at the very end of this "dirty touch" to the fore
    • Finish
      dry oak

  8. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. hartist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Really not bad in the absolute, but beware the price is for 0.50 l; to relativize so even if the "exotic" side of this bottle can constitute a plus face the competition.
    • Nose
      Smells of fresh and cooked fruit, puffs of pastries, spices are accompanied by floral fragrances to the appearance certainly a little "chemical" but which bring a little exoticism.
    • Taste
      The palate is neither really complex nor really powerful, but elegant enough to offer a pleasant array of fruity notes (apples, pears), spices (pepper, vanilla), pastry (barley lollipops?), And vegetal ( chicory, tobacco) accompanied by a slight bitterness (tea too infused). It seems to me that the fade of this set improves significantly with time in the glass.
    • Finish
      Moderately long, it ends on a nice touch of smoke.

  10. Rom scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Nose citrus, flowers, iodine, cereals, white wine. Sweet mouth, malt, cereals, hint of honey, well integrated alcohol. Medium and warm finish. Good.


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