Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

Nikka Whisky from the Barrel
WhiskyNikka Whisky from the Barrel
CountryJapan
TypeBlend
Abv51.4%
Rating 83/100
Reviews of Nikka Whisky from the Barrel
says on June 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

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.

says on June 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Amber

General description

Nose: Raisins, light fruit, malted barley, rye, cinnamon. Palate: Plums, light peat/smokiness, orange. Medium finish, raisins linger.

says on May 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 58/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Nice blended. Strong nose, milder taste.

Nose

Some caramel

Palate

caramel and vanilla

says on May 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Color: Gin clear

General description

Tasted and enjoyed but no notes. March 2019 Glasgow RRP €59

says on May 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

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.

Nose

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.

Palate

A beautifully creamy mouthfeel, with dried dark fruits and muscavado sugar. Spices develop, leading to barley sugar and toffee layering over the top.

Finish

Spicy chilli pepper swallow, with lingering burnt cinder toffee developing.

says on May 11, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Amber

General description

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.

says on May 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

wow! verrassend lekker. geur van rijpe appelen. Een spicy, prikkelend gevoel op de tong met zoete smaken van fruit en karamel.

says on May 7, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

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.

says on April 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

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says on April 15, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

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...

Nose

Spicy with caramel and vanilla. Tried without water and with few water drops, prefer with the water.

Palate

Balanced sweetness with plum and spices. The higher-than-usual ABV gives some additional kick.

Finish

Semi-long finish, hint of dark chocolate.

says on April 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Burnished

General description

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.

says on April 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep gold

General description

My first Japanese whisky.strong alcohol smell some fruitiness,not a huge fan of the shape of the bottle or the content

Nose

strong alcoholic smell stings in your nose behind that is fruitiness slight tones of vanilla

Palate

rather strong by it's high abv,dilute it with water and the fruitiness and vanilla comes more upfront

Finish

long and powerful due the high alcohol

says on April 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 84/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Fruity nose, banana.. The miyagikyo distillery influence.. Sweet palate.. Not a fan of the bottling, easy to spill precious drops..

says on March 31, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Burnished

General description

chocolate cinnamon

says on March 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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"

says on March 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

I don't quite get thenhype surrounding this one. It's nice and suprisingly smooth for 51%, but I rarely reach for it.

says on February 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Burnished

General description

.great stuff!!

Nose

vanille, medicinale vleug, interessant

Palate

soepel, midden een interessant citrus zuurtje met gras,

Finish

positief scherp, gedroogd fruit, vol

says on February 21, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 62/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

simple. one note. sweet. no complexity but it would be a great introduction to this style of whiskey.

says on February 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Raisin and caramel sweetness. Gentle warmth of alcohol.

says on February 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

замечательный виски с необыкновенно богатым фруктовым букетом и шоколадным послевкусием

says on February 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Yellow gold

General description

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.

says on February 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Tawny

General description

Fruity nose, powerful alchol bite but then a long lasting caramel finish

Nose

Fruity, vanilla

Palate

Caramel, apple, brandy.

Finish

Caramel and Fudge.

says on February 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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.

says on February 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Great mellow whiskey

says on January 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

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.

Nose

Pleasant smell. It smells exactly like it tastes. Reminds me of summer, with full flavoured stone fruit.

Palate

Reminds of ripe fruits, apricot and peach, warm whisky with a clear sweetness. No smoke or peated aspects.

Finish

Just above short, you taste the alcohol slightly more if you roll it over you tongue.

says on January 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

smooth excellent whisky

says on January 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep gold

General description

A good one japanese.

Nose

flowers, fruity, hint of oak

Palate

caramel and vanilla, light spices

Finish

fruity and little bit spiceness

says on January 24, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

suite smooth indeed

says on January 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

Alarmingly smooth for a 51.4%

Nose

Caramel

says on January 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Interesting flavour profile. Hints of melon, bit too funky for me, but definitely good stuff.

says on December 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Stevige fruitige zoete whiskey met een punch

says on December 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Alcohol is the first actor but you can discover spice, vanilla and an interesting mix of other tastes.

says on December 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

In der Nase stechende Alkoholnote, ein bisschen wie Sekundenkleber. Auf der Zunge hingegen entfaltet sich ein komplexes Aroma. Sehr langer Abgang.

says on December 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

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.

says on December 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Acceptable to the price.

says on November 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Tawny

General description

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,

says on November 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Rare to find a cask strength Japanese Whisky. Lots of wood flavour. strong and smooth.

says on November 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Rather sharp compared to previous batches. Not as fruity a usual. Wood tones.

says on November 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

One of my favourite blends. Notes of toffee, quite complex. A great cask strength whisky.

says on November 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

sweet start with spicy and strong finish.

Nose

sweet toffee

Palate

starting sweet floral

Finish

spicy strong just a hint of smoke

says on November 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Tawny

General description

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.

says on October 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

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

says on October 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Top 5 Japanese whisky. Now we can find in the US. So happy.

says on October 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

needs watering for more flavour. wood grain

says on October 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smooth

says on September 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Sweet and spicy with some subtle oak on the finish. Very tasty despite the slight burn on the long finish.

says on August 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Lekkere, aangename whisky

says on August 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

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.
Nice!

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.

82 points.

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.

says on August 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

not my Favorit

says on August 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

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.

says on July 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Bon blend japonais.

says on July 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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says on June 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep gold

General description

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.

says on June 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

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.

says on June 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

Exellent value whisky. Easy drinkling although 51.4% alcohol. A dram for every day.

Nose

Hint of orange, fruits, sweet

Palate

mild and at the same time strong on the plate. sweetness, spices

Finish

vanilla, sweet, spices, oak.

says on June 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Klasse Whisky, sehr vielschichtig und harmonisch.

Nose

Zuerst florale Noten und etwas Orange. Eine leichte Honignote und Gewürze. Sehr stimmig und ausgewogen.

Palate

Kräftiger Antritt mit Orangen und Honig. Etwas Eiche.

Finish

Fruchtig mit Gewürzen und Honig mit feiner Eichennote

says on May 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

love my Nikka!!

says on May 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Sehr schöner runder komplexer Whisky. Würzige Eiche, leichte strohige Note, roter Apfel, mit zarter Vanille. Erstaunlich weich und rund im Abgang.

says on May 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Burnished

General description

zacht in de neus maar ontploft in je mond na een goeie 2 seconden. zeer lekker!!!

says on May 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Fruity well balanced whisky.

says on April 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

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.

Nose

Very intensive and spicy. Warm bonfire smoke overlaying nuts and blackberries, some dried fruits and spices like black pepper and nutmeg.

Palate

Very round, oily and mouthwatering. Nuts, oak, toffee and roasted oak.

Finish

Melting bitter chocolate and dried plums.

says on April 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

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.

says on April 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

die Japaner können Whisky

Nose

Blumig, Grasig , würzig , leichte frische

Palate

cremig, Toffee, dezenter Rauch, Würzigkeit

Finish

wärmend würzig

says on January 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

a nice vanilla tone.. great flavours.

says on January 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

tasty, smokey, sweet, light

says on January 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Reasonable, one-note thump that's value for money.

Nose

Spice, wood and vanilla, but quite light overall.

Palate

Spice and wood notes are followed by apple and caramel.

Finish

Smooth and short lived.

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Light but sharp in the end. short after taste

says on November 30, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

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!!

says on November 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Finished too quickly, strong but and easy drinker

says on November 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Definitely packs an alcoholic punch, but it's not a very agressive whisky. Great blend

says on October 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

good blend. sweet fruity/ vanilla taste with a little bite at the end. 51% alc.

says on October 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Color: Tawny

General description

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 :)

says on August 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great blended, sweet and smooth.

says on July 20, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Deep copper

General description

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.

says on June 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

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........

says on June 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 60/100
Color: Amber

General description

très bon whisky japonais et tres corsé

says on May 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

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

Nose

bubble gum, bannans, lots of bourbon vanillaness. spices fruit.

Palate

thick and bold, cherry, spice, vanilla, cherry cough syrup,

Finish

very long shadowing of the pallet

says on April 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

zout. mild. lekker. enigszins plat. vanille

says on March 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Amber

General description

Nice and fresh, with a sharp kick in the end.

says on February 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Bon blend japonai.

says on February 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

great. smooth and sweet.

says on February 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 68/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Smells of Christmas pudding and brandy. Nice taste with slight smokey finish.

says on February 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice for a blend

says on January 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Great blend from Japan.

says on January 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Best blended this far. Great taste!

says on November 6, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

best whisky experience I've had so far.

says on July 30, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Very nice bland from Japan

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Flavour profile

  • Spice
  • Fruit
  • Vanilla
  • Malt
  • Oak
  • Sweet
  • Caramel
  • Amazing
  • Strong
  • Floral
  • Dry
  • Orange
  • Rich
  • Grain
  • Good
  • Bourbon
  • Wood
  • Great
  • Smoke
  • Toffee
  • Pepper
  • Fresh
  • Apple
  • Honey
  • Citrus
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