SamuliK says on June 21, 2022
Toasted caramel and honey. Quite strong alcohol.
|Whisky||Nikka Whisky from the Barrel|
Toasted caramel and honey. Quite strong alcohol.
plain good wiskey
A blend of over 100 different whiskeys. NAS. Despite the name, this is not barrel proof, but rather 51.4% ABV. The bottle is an interesting brick shape with a simple, clean label. I'm not a fan of the twist cap as opposed to the traditional cork. It makes it feel cheap, which this wasn't. Drinks like a highland scotch with pleasant honey and floral notes, but a bit spicer. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would like and I feel like not being barrel proof held this back a bit.
Lots of honey. There's also some wildflowers, leather, oak, caramel, and black pepper. There's some subtler scents of fresh cut grass and faint peat smokiness. Not much of the alcohol present, which makes this an easy on to sniff.
Medium heat. Medium mouthfeel. Starts off sweet with notes of honey, caramel, and vanilla, but the spice jumps in quickly after that. Lots of black pepper, some mint and thyme, flowers. A bit of leather, milk chocolate, and oak. There's some light fruit notes like fresh strawberries and something light red jello. I like this, but wish it had a thicker mouthfeel.
Fruity notes start to pick up, especially strawberries. But also the smokiness from the nose is back and stronger than before. There's some subtle anise as well.
light malt whisky, oats and barrel char
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Aroma: Gewürze, Früchte, Zitrus, Grüner Apfel, Kiwi, Pfirsich, Süße, Honig, Floral, Vanille, Schokolade,
Geschmack: Früchte, Gewürze, Zitrus, Süße, Herb, Vanille, Eiche, Pfeffer,
Abgang: Gewürze, Zitrus, trocken, Herb, Eiche, Süße, Pfeffer, wärmend,
Great whisky. Love it all!!!
Caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, oak, toffee, citrus, raisins, delicate, floral, smoke, dried apricot, dried figs, prunes, dried dates, fuji apple, green apple, pear, smoke, dark chocolate, espresso, malt, grain, brown sugar
Strong and flavourful
Vanilla, coconut husk, nutmeg, candied something, orange maybe? New scents seem to keep appearing. A little cherry and almond.
With some water, it becomes more gentle. A whole fruit tree: sweet fruit, bark, leaves and all. Candy sweet.
Quite a bite! Surprisingly sweet, banana and nutmeg. Minimal grain, no peat. Citrus peel and a bit of nuttiness.
With some water, it mellows a bit but I find no significant difference. Did I add enough water? Who knows.
Some sweet and some earthy. Alcohol burn.
With some water, less bitter/earthy, the sweet and marmalade become a stronger character.
Would recommend leaving your dram to air for about 10 minutes before nosing otherwise the alcohol is overwhelming. Whisky starts out sweet and full bodied, but eventually evolves into a saltier, spicier, and drier finish.
Molasses, dried cherries, plums, grapefruit, seaweed, gentle peat
Brown sugar, caramel, plums, salt and pepper
Oranges, lemon peel, tannins, Malbec
Strong sweetness, smoky after. Pine-like spicy last note. Kind of Oily. Long-lasting flavor.
Nose: a notable aroma with cinnamon, caramel, pear and black pepper alcohol, almond & cashew
Palate: sweet pear that quickly bleeds into black pepper heat, toasted almond with hints of mellow herbal/vegetal flavors
This Japanese whisky jumps out with pleasant aromas the second you open the bottle. The heat quickly becomes evident but more in the form of cinnamon spiciness. But the first taste makes no doubt about the relatively high ABV as it nearly numbs the tongue but brings with it a solid body and lovely pear/honey-ish sweetness. This was my first dram from a new bottle and next time I will add a drop of water to see if it releases more flavor and less heat. But even without that I very much enjoyed this potent distillation. It’s warming and sweet which offers a rewarding contrast. This just bolsters my new interest in the Japanese options.
Subtle smell and taste of smoke and torf. Alkohol is quite present yet not too dominant. Had a warm feel to it. Oily. Overall a pleasant whisky. Expectations where higher though.
Rich, some fruit and floral, oaky.
The whisky itself is a blend of malt and grain whiskies from Nikka’s distilleries, including Yoichi and Miyagikyo. Although it’s called “from the barrel,” it is not necessarily a single barrel or cask strength whisky. It is high ABV bottled at a 51.4% ABV.
Deep caramel. Honey sweetness. Hints of Oak and Vanilla. Seductive.
Caramel. Think Honey. Vanilla, Malty and rich. Tropical fruits and a bit of sherry influence. Full creamy mouthfeel.
Long and honeyed sweetness. Delicious
Type: Blended whisky
The whisky itself is a blend of malt and grain whiskies from Nikka’s distilleries, including Yoichi and Miyagikyo. Although it’s called “from the barrel,” it is not necessarily a single barrel or cask strength whisky. It is high ABV bottled at a 51.4% ABV
Caramel, nice sweetness. Hints of Oak, Vanilla and spices. Wildflower honey. Seductive.
Deep caramel, vanilla, thick honey, malty and rich. Tropical fruits, floral and a bit of sherry influence. Spicy and full creamy mouthfeel.
Long and sweet. Delicious
Great dark and fruity whisky
Dark chocolate, mandarin and vanilla
Marmelade, honey and chili
Spices and Orange
Suprisingly smooth and light given the alcohol amount. Fruity, peach, balanced, easy to drink and enjoy.
Florale Noten, süsse Vanille, mittellanger würziger Abgang, leichte Grain Bitterkeit, benötigt kein Wasser, klasse PLV!
Florale, Vanille, nussig
Scherp, vol en zoet
great whisky, loved it!
Can only be good. A Part of this Whisky is Ben Nevis Single Malt and Nikka is Owner of the Distillery. I hope the dont bring all of the Whisky and new Make too Japan
Decent one with only a few notes stepping out of its very formal taste. The quality Is undeniable here, of course.
De volle, stevige smaak komt het best tot zijn recht als je de whisky puur drinkt.
vanilla, somewhat fruity, little bitterness in the aftertaste
rather herbal with a touch of wood and fruit
vanilla, little sweetnes
a little bitterness at the back of the tongue
Japanese whiskies are big bubble, sooo overrated and so much big lie. I am strongly against this trend. But this one is something which i just like. Very good bottle.
n: heavy rich smell - fruit, sirup, candy, sweet
t: light, sweet bread
a: strong and fruity
Beautiful blend of smooth vanilla and punchy spice
ruikt sterk naar alcohol, smaak is zachter dan verwacht. erg appart, kan de smaak niet echt thuisbrengen.
erg scherp, beter de coffey grain kopen
very tasty with a good finish
a very nice whisky to drink with a pleasant body in the mouth. fruit and citrus with tones of vanilla soft .
Muy suave y fino tiené notas a caramelo , naranja en boca citricas, miel gran wisky
Nose: no sharp alcohol. Caramel citrus grapefruit
Taste: toffee fruity citrus pear pepper cloves. Long after taste.
Finally managed to get a bottle..did not dissapoint
First whiff Flowery, but after, Woody, Vanilla, Spice
Spice, fruit appears halfway, vanilla, honey, Pepper bite
Pepper, spice, woody barrel taste throughout
tastes better than the aroma suggests, interesting and tasty
maltiness, a slight alcoholic flavour, sweet, apricots, honey, some flowers
even lowered with some water still an intense and strong dram; oranges, spices
full of spices, getting dry
amazing full bodied tasteful and especially smooth for this 51,4 percent whiskey.
sweet, cinnamon, clove, a little bit of smoke, sweet honey, vanilla. not too defined.
layered, oily, caramel, pepper, dried abricot
sweet, smoke comes back , mint maybe?
Such a well balanced whisky at a little over 50%. it's worth letting it sit for a couple of minutes before diving into. Theres a slight smokey note at end that perfectly balances the sweet.
Nose: Raisins, light fruit, malted barley, rye, cinnamon. Palate: Plums, light peat/smokiness, orange. Medium finish, raisins linger.
Nice blended. Strong nose, milder taste.
caramel and vanilla
Tasted and enjoyed but no notes. March 2019 Glasgow RRP €59
A very decent blend from Nikka. To my palate it has a lot of similar characteristics to a Speyside, with great depth and complexity to boot.
Rich and full on the nose. I get cedar and oak wood, along with pear, raisins and a base of caramel notes. White pepper develops leading to a hint of fisherman’s friend menthol at the last.
A beautifully creamy mouthfeel, with dried dark fruits and muscavado sugar. Spices develop, leading to barley sugar and toffee layering over the top.
Spicy chilli pepper swallow, with lingering burnt cinder toffee developing.
I see why it's won so many awards. after a few minutes with a couple of drops of water the nose was so delicious like a bowl of fruit
the smel continues on the palette where the caramel takes over. a stronger whisky that numbs your
tongue a bit but has such a lingering smooth quality to it.
wow! verrassend lekker. geur van rijpe appelen. Een spicy, prikkelend gevoel op de tong met zoete smaken van fruit en karamel.
At the nose is smooth, there's some fruit and spices. Green apple?
The taste is surprisingly gentle, thought that the high abv might cause a lot of mouthwatering.
Vanilla, caramel and toffee.
Medium oaky and spicy finish finish.
74/100+2 points for the low price.
Overall good Japanese with some additional characteristics compared to other Japanese I've tried so far. I personally like the bottle but I must admit it's not practical at all...
Spicy with caramel and vanilla. Tried without water and with few water drops, prefer with the water.
Balanced sweetness with plum and spices. The higher-than-usual ABV gives some additional kick.
Semi-long finish, hint of dark chocolate.
Borders on Scotch taste to me. had it with a single large cube, and as it melted, the taste really opened up for me. Probably a splash of water would do the same. Not exactly my favorite type of whisky, but absolutely a high quality Whisky for the price. Very smooth.
My first Japanese whisky.strong alcohol smell some fruitiness,not a huge fan of the shape of the bottle or the content
strong alcoholic smell stings in your nose behind that is fruitiness slight tones of vanilla
rather strong by it's high abv,dilute it with water and the fruitiness and vanilla comes more upfront
long and powerful due the high alcohol
Fruity nose, banana.. The miyagikyo distillery influence.. Sweet palate.. Not a fan of the bottling, easy to spill precious drops..
Gorgeous fruitiness for the nose, vanilla, cinnamon.... well done. First taste like a side kick on the throat.... then all the sweetness.
Could become one "best friend"
I don't quite get thenhype surrounding this one. It's nice and suprisingly smooth for 51%, but I rarely reach for it.
vanille, medicinale vleug, interessant
soepel, midden een interessant citrus zuurtje met gras,
positief scherp, gedroogd fruit, vol
simple. one note. sweet. no complexity but it would be a great introduction to this style of whiskey.
Raisin and caramel sweetness. Gentle warmth of alcohol.
замечательный виски с необыкновенно богатым фруктовым букетом и шоколадным послевкусием
Very mild smooth Japanese Whisky, which they to my knowledge learned from the Scottish making Scotch.
It has a higher alcohol percentage than the usual 43%, I think it's 51% or so. It's not noticeable and not harsh at all.
I think it's a good introduction to Japanese whisky, but I've had this one and another Japanese whisky at a friend's place, neither of us remember the name of the Distillery or bottle.
Fruity nose, powerful alchol bite but then a long lasting caramel finish
Caramel, apple, brandy.
Caramel and Fudge.
very complex. Honey and cereal dominate the nose, with red apples, black pepper, peaches, and oak tannins, joining on the taste. its wonderful, sweet, spicy, and bitter, with enough going on in the flavour to keep you for more than one glass.
Great mellow whiskey
Very pleasant nose, which accompanies the taste. It's deeply flavoured, you can taste sweetness. No smoke of phenolic taste at all. I always taste a bit of stonefruit like peach or apricot. It's one of the best bottles you can get in this price range. Like most people, I added the value as an important factor in my rating. It's well-suited for absolute beginners, I'd say. The taste doesn't longer for very long in your throat or mouth.
Pleasant smell. It smells exactly like it tastes. Reminds me of summer, with full flavoured stone fruit.
Reminds of ripe fruits, apricot and peach, warm whisky with a clear sweetness. No smoke or peated aspects.
Just above short, you taste the alcohol slightly more if you roll it over you tongue.
smooth excellent whisky
A good one japanese.
flowers, fruity, hint of oak
caramel and vanilla, light spices
fruity and little bit spiceness
suite smooth indeed
Alarmingly smooth for a 51.4%
Interesting flavour profile. Hints of melon, bit too funky for me, but definitely good stuff.
Stevige fruitige zoete whiskey met een punch
Alcohol is the first actor but you can discover spice, vanilla and an interesting mix of other tastes.
Very good cask strength whisky.
Big and strong flavours of vanilla and oak, with some serious aftertaste.
In der Nase stechende Alkoholnote, ein bisschen wie Sekundenkleber. Auf der Zunge hingegen entfaltet sich ein komplexes Aroma. Sehr langer Abgang.
Mich persönlich stört der Schraubverschluss ein wenig.
Beißender Alkohol anfangs etwas Kräuter und Karamell.
Im Geschmack recht gut ausbalanciert aber auch mit ein paar Tropfen Wasser schmeckt er doch recht jung.
Mir kommen neben einer leichten Schärfe Kräuter und etwas blumiges in den Sinn. Nach dem schlucken bleibt für einen kurzen Moment etwas cremiges Karamell am Gaumen.
Acceptable to the price.
When I open a bottle and pour it into a glass, the whisky which spills out may be a considerable amount (^. ^)
strong taste, rich flavor,
Rare to find a cask strength Japanese Whisky. Lots of wood flavour. strong and smooth.
Rather sharp compared to previous batches. Not as fruity a usual. Wood tones.
One of my favourite blends. Notes of toffee, quite complex. A great cask strength whisky.
sweet start with spicy and strong finish.
starting sweet floral
spicy strong just a hint of smoke
Quite a sweet toffee tasting whiskey but with a spicy kick. Is a little on the strong side though. First couple of sips are a bit harsh, but afterwards it's gorgeous.
nose : spicy, comes in sharp
taste : first thing you taste is the alcohol, calms down to little fruity
finish : to sharp in alcohol to feel the hidden oak and vannila
Top 5 Japanese whisky. Now we can find in the US. So happy.
needs watering for more flavour. wood grain
Sweet and spicy with some subtle oak on the finish. Very tasty despite the slight burn on the long finish.
Lekkere, aangename whisky
Another Nikka hits my glass. The Nikka Whisky from the barrel. Strange name, cause aren't they all from a barrel?
This blend comes at 51,4%, is double matured and has a nice dark golden appearance.
Swirling it, reveales nice oily legs. Nosing it, is as expected with it's 51,4% a bit alcoholic, so just a little dilution will do.
A strange combination of sweet orange/apricot and wet laundry hits my nostrils. A bit simple at this point.
The palate has a bit more to offer, starting of sharp but soon mellowing down to a vanilla sweetness. With stewed apple and summerfruits. I guess the manzunara oak provided the palate with some warm winterspices.
The powerful and lingering finish showed ripe fruits, a nice cinnamon apple and oaky spice.
Again another respectable and enjoyable dram from the land of the rising sun.
With 30€/50cl this one is well worth the money.
I doubt if the ones with an age statement can come up to the hefty price tags though.
not my Favorit
Great taste! You can clearly feel the burning sensation from the alcohol when you take a sip from this whisky. But you also get the good range of tastes from it aswell! A perfect mix.
Bon blend japonais.
Never felt a serious alcohol burn like it, where it’s started to make my eyes water. Serious tongue burn, but in a pleasurable manner. I expect it to then burn my chest, but instead it gives it only a warm feel, and the strength remains on the tongue. The smell is up there as one of the best, but you can certainly smell the 51.4%. Yet to have a drop of water in it.
Excellent japanese blend. The most intriguing part the slight delay that takes place before the taste comes in. Add a little water to smooth out the alcohols burn and to bring out the taste in it whole.
Exellent value whisky. Easy drinkling although 51.4% alcohol. A dram for every day.
Hint of orange, fruits, sweet
mild and at the same time strong on the plate. sweetness, spices
vanilla, sweet, spices, oak.
Genau mein Geschmack
Klasse Whisky, sehr vielschichtig und harmonisch.
Zuerst florale Noten und etwas Orange. Eine leichte Honignote und Gewürze. Sehr stimmig und ausgewogen.
Kräftiger Antritt mit Orangen und Honig. Etwas Eiche.
Fruchtig mit Gewürzen und Honig mit feiner Eichennote
love my Nikka!!
Sehr schöner runder komplexer Whisky. Würzige Eiche, leichte strohige Note, roter Apfel, mit zarter Vanille. Erstaunlich weich und rund im Abgang.
zacht in de neus maar ontploft in je mond na een goeie 2 seconden. zeer lekker!!!
Fruity well balanced whisky.
Wonderfull stuff, round and smooth and powerful. Everything well combined. A little too much alcohol for pure drinking, maybe at 48% it would be perfect.
Very intensive and spicy. Warm bonfire smoke overlaying nuts and blackberries, some dried fruits and spices like black pepper and nutmeg.
Very round, oily and mouthwatering. Nuts, oak, toffee and roasted oak.
Melting bitter chocolate and dried plums.
Sweet and fruity nose. Very pleasant mouthfeel, caramel sweetness and spicy oak flavours. And at last a warm long spicy finish which seems to last forever.
die Japaner können Whisky
Blumig, Grasig , würzig , leichte frische
cremig, Toffee, dezenter Rauch, Würzigkeit
a nice vanilla tone.. great flavours.
tasty, smokey, sweet, light
Reasonable, one-note thump that's value for money.
Spice, wood and vanilla, but quite light overall.
Spice and wood notes are followed by apple and caramel.
Smooth and short lived.
Light but sharp in the end. short after taste
sweet, lots of vanilla, oak and then loads of caramel. super long finish on this, very oily and great mouthfeel. for such a strong dram there's no burn, wouldn't even know it's over 50% ABV!! Super smooth and silky, far to easy to drink!!
Finished too quickly, strong but and easy drinker
Definitely packs an alcoholic punch, but it's not a very agressive whisky. Great blend
good blend. sweet fruity/ vanilla taste with a little bite at the end. 51% alc.
full of flavours that roll through your mouth with at the end a sharp taste that lasts long. a little explosion to wake you up :)
Great blended, sweet and smooth.
One of my favorite blended Whiskys! Really fruity and sweet. A litte kick on the tongue because of the 51 ABV. But as every Japanese Whisky overpriced.
wat een heerlijke blend! in de neus vanille, honing en een nootachtige toon. het hoge alcoholpercentage komt later op gang in de neus. de smaak is verrassend zacht met vanille, kruiden en een nasmaak van drop (!?)en een zoutig tikkie. echt een aanrader en goede waar voor je geld. misschien een beetje onhandige fles om te schenken. dat gaat makkelijker als de fles op raakt........
très bon whisky japonais et tres corsé
very nice whisky and has allot of variables, but to me personally i get allot of cherry cough syrup like flavor within the finish and pallet. Amazing nose but will have to sample this one again to give a better review
bubble gum, bannans, lots of bourbon vanillaness. spices fruit.
thick and bold, cherry, spice, vanilla, cherry cough syrup,
very long shadowing of the pallet
zout. mild. lekker. enigszins plat. vanille
Nice and fresh, with a sharp kick in the end.
Bon blend japonai.
great. smooth and sweet.
Smells of Christmas pudding and brandy. Nice taste with slight smokey finish.
Nice for a blend
Great blend from Japan.
Best blended this far. Great taste!
best whisky experience I've had so far.
Very nice bland from Japan
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