Nikka NAS

Overall rating
82.80/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB8849
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
4904230013662
Bottled for
Importé pour La Maison du Whisky
Added on
04 jun 2009 8:19 pm

Average value

€ 74.49

6 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

210 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Nikka NAS

12 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.80 points.

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    always a pleasure to return, it is simple, but almost flawless;
    • Nose
      sweet spices, malt, hardened wood, orange fruits, some light smoke
    • Taste
      one of the most posed assemblages, simple, effective, complex and well integrated scents, caramel sweetness, vanilla, various orange fruits, smoked oak (as integrated together!)
    • Finish
      final long enough, monolithic, but intense as a candy!

  2. Markie81 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Cast Olila scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Predictably clean & modern with a standard honey nose and like a Speysider.
    T: Good peppery arrival with a honey/silk development and pleasing mouthfeel.
    F: Honeyed grain finish, like a sweet Spey
    C: Good ‘international’ quality [for now] and considerably cheaper [£40 Jun ’15] than the 10yo WB WF [£70 Jun ’15] but don’t come here for idiosyncrasy.

    Scores a B-

  5. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    This is the second Nikka whisky I have had and they have both been of a high standard. Definitely on my wish list for more of their range.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    One of the three bottles my mate fetched me back from Japan and it was the best one.
    • Nose
      Aaahhh! like a fresh spring morning on the beach when the tide is out and you are picking Whelks, with new oak and smoke in the air it is brought down to earth by a whiff of turps.
    • Taste
      Really smooth and refreshing with Hot cross bun covered in cinnamon, other spices dance around the peat and the cough sweet fisherman's friend.
    • Finish
      A long fresh minty finish with a bit of malt on the finish. Excellent.

  7. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Nikka NAS
    Tasted 2014-04-20 @ Kristian:
    Slightly spicy in the taste, prominent oak note, yet sweetish, slightly floral and full-bodied.
    - altogether good 74

  8. addyhd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Gronqvist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Soft and creamy with fruit, cinnamon, hot spices oak, pepper, malt, light peat and smoke.
    • Taste
      Lively, fresh and incredible harmonies. Soft as honey, with nuts, toffee, vanilla, licorice, burnt oak and a bit of peat. 
    • Finish
      Bold with long notes of salt, malt, orange, nuts and oak.

  10. Tommalt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  11. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    In contrast to the Nikka Miyagikyo NAS, which quite obvious was no scottish Whisky, one could easily confuse the Nikka Yoichi with a scottish whisky. 
    • Nose
      Not that complex. Some fruits, lightly peated. Little vanilla. Makes you wonder what it tastes like. I really like the nosing.
    • Taste
      Kinda mellow, sweet and creamy combined with some lovely peat. Vanilla still there and caramel. For sure this Whisky is a vatting of both, ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. 
    • Finish
      Not a very long finish and not that dry either. 

  12. Emilien206 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A very successful entry-level (500ml)

    http://caisseenbois.blogspot.fr/2012/12/yoichi-43.html?m=1

  13. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A half-litre bottle from Nikka`s excellent Yoichi distillery, this is a blend of single malts from different years and consequently has dispensed with the age statement. TWE

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