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 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 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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