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Nikka Super

Overall rating
81.89/100
votes
12
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4904230042358
Added on
17 Apr 2017 5:26 pm by kiko63
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52,57

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka Super

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.89 points

  1. drkrylov scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Complex spices, dried herbs, nuts and citrus
    • Taste
      85 85
      A touch of golden syrup and honey, lemongrass, nougat and fragrant oak
    • Finish
      80 80
      More fragrant oak, ginger and clove

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N- Generous dose of honey, boiled cherry, charm and soothing. (85/19)

    P- As aroma, sweet honey, cherry with additional nuttiness of walnut and whiff of buttery wood shaves, balanced, well blended. (87/21)

    F- Medium-long, echoing sweet spicy with lasting ginger and ripe fruit for an excellent mouthfeel. (88/22)

    Body/Balance- 87/21, simple, elementary but consistent. Lack width and depth but very tasty with solid spiciness and fruity sweet.

    Weighted Rate- 83pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Generous dose of honey, boiled cherry, charm and soothing. (85/19)
    • Taste
      P- As aroma, sweet honey, cherry with additional nuttiness of walnut and whiff of buttery wood shaves, balanced, well blended. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, echoing sweet spicy with lasting ginger and ripe fruit for an excellent mouthfeel. (88/22)

      Body/Balance- 87/21, simple, elementary but consistent. Lack width and depth but very tasty with solid spiciness and fruity sweet.

      Weighted Rate- 83pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, soft exotic fruits, vanilla and sweet spices!
    On the palate, sweetness on the fruits, a little moist wood, a little leather, a little pepper, vanilla ... sweet too!
    In the final on the white-yellow fruits, on the butter!
    A simple dram, but terribly fruity and effective!

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    BLIND:

    N: Coconut toffee malt with banana, vanilla and tropical fruits.
    T: Rough-edged vanilla cream, key lime pie, dried fruit pieces<melon, touches of cinder and splintered fence panels.  
    F: Longish finish on more cinder, banana, dunder funk.
    C: Good, distinctive and interesting. And, wow this particular bottle has improved mucho since opening 

    Scores a C[+

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/mnc-pikka-nikka-2/

    As we all learn at whisky school, stating ‘super’, ‘rare’ & ‘old’ on a bottle [of whisky or wine, port, rum,…etc], means its neither old nor rare & unlikely to be super – but there is provenance here, historically speaking. This is a limited edition release [arent they all?], of Nikka’s classic ‘Super Nikka’, a blend created by Taketsuru as a tribute to his wife and released in 1962. It contains a high proportion of malt from the Yoichi & Miyagikyo distilleries.N: Initially [on our table], theres a collective ‘turn ones nose up’ pong which thankfully diminishes & disappears, leaving a path for some caramel and suggestions of sooty age – yet this is likely to be a young and yet cleverly engineered ‘old style’ blend.
    T: Caramel with plenty of dark woody sherry notes and again, this strange modern/engineered=old style combination. Winey then more caramelly and malty too. Notes of this & that but really its rather bland/safe. No doubt a crowd pleaser with a wide/popular appeal leaning towards a ‘smooth’, ‘alcopop’ type concoction.
    F: Short finish with a hint of smoked wood and yet more caramel.
    C: A ‘sit on the fence’, non-offensive, innocuous blend that wont/cant be pinned down – as in i cant quite put my finger on why this isnt floating my boat at all. Unusually, not one vote or even half vote for this on the night tells the story.Scores a D

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