Nikka From the Barrel

50cl / 51.4%
  • Japanese Blended Whisky
Nikka From the Barrel
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Nikka from the Barrel is big-boned and bursting with character. Not averse to a drop of water, either. A real star, winning top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards in 2007 and 2010.
Country
Japan
Type
Blended Whisky
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Clove Clove
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Orange Orange
  • Raspberry Raspberry
  • Walnut Walnut

Nikka From the Barrel Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Spicy and peppery, but there’s a richness behind it, with spicy oak and soft orange fruitiness, and soft vanilla notes from the bourbon cask.

    Palate: Grainy sweetness and candied orange peel, quite rich, accompanied by rich cinnamon and clove.

    Finish: Great balance, this really needs a little water to allow the flavours to unfurl.

    Comment: Characterful stuff, this whisky has plenty of personality, and shows a delightful balance between the spicy pepperiness and rich citrus fruit.

  • Tasting Notes by Dr Whisky

    Tasted with Tante Anne. Her notes appear in quotes.

    TASTING NOTES:

    Bubble gum, dry sherry, and a zip of orange zest. Evaporated milk, sweet caramel chews.
    'Smells Japanese. Like old wooden Japanese homes' (she has spent a lot of time in Japan).

    Minty sherry oak and plastic bags. Walnuts, raspberry seeds, delicious bittersweet notes like slices of Gala apples. Very dry finish with some pine and a cocoa smokiness.

    SUMMARY:

    Nose opened up with time and patience and made varied impressions. Water dulled the impact on the palate but helped discriminate between flavours. A very impressive package in a very impressive package. And another rich but affordable Japanese whisky. There is something Aberlour and Teaninich about it.

    Tried it as a mizuwari (served with water and ice) and it was gentle, but with a surprisingly complex array of flavours from brioche to cherries to chocolatey smoke.

84 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    8 days ago

    Finally got my hands on this! Did not, in any way, let me down. The balance is near perfect.

  • 5
    10 days ago

    This whiskey is very smooth and has some great undertones. Glad I took a chance on it.

  • 5
    24 June

    I love it

  • 5
    15 June

    Fantastic Japanese whisky! Its like you pour some Nikka into my Glenmorangie! Classic, sophisticated, and rich. Would be my go to if it was easier to obtain!

  • 4
    18 April

    Great 'entry level' whiskey and an award winner for that price! The initial taste gives way to a spicy concoction, with hints of vanilla and citrus. great over ice or warmed up when the more cinnamon flavours come out.

  • 5
    12 March

    Nothing can beat Irish whiskey, BUT, this whiskey is closest to it. One piece of ice per double measure, or 2 t spoon of sugar. slice of lemon studded with 4 cloves. Add 3 measures boiling water to glass, finally enter Nirvana.

  • 4
    2 March

    Bought this for my boyfriend as a present. He seems happy with it.

  • 5
    20 February

    Exceptional whisky, superb flavours, no burn yet it's strong, up there the best single malts yet this is a blend! Do yourself a favour and grab a bottle.

  • 5
    31 December 2017

    Such a nice sipping whisky !

  • 5
    28 December 2017

    i was introduced to Nikki by my son and an arto\idle about the Japanese whiskey industry. From the first taste it changed my whole outlook to whiskeys. I was raised with American Bourbons, and Scottish single malt whiskey, not any more. Japanese for me."

  • 5
    24 December 2017

    A great everyday sipping whisky. Soon to be an ex malt Scotch drinker!

  • 5
    6 December 2017

    My usual taste leans towards single malts from Scotland. A friend presented a bottle of NIKKA , wow .. what a fine blend. This will my wish list as of now.

  • 5
    7 November 2017

    Bought this for my partner who had previously tried Hibiki 17 and he loved it, he now prefers Japanese whiskey to Scottish!

  • 5
    17 October 2017

    Japanese whisky is truly speaking superior to Scottish whisky. Anyone who doubts that should purchase this whisky. Flavours are robust. Colour beautiful.

  • 4
    18 September 2017

    I was introduced to Nikki by my son and an arto\idle about the Japanese whiskey industry. From the first taste it changed my whole outlook to whiskeys. I was raised with American Bourbons, and Scottish single malt whiskey, not any more. Japanese for me."

  • 5
    2 September 2017

    Very nice

  • 5
    4 August 2017

    Quite a surprise to a mature drunkard)) caramel fucks orange in a dark an japanese themed dungeon ( barrel), spills some vanilla all over it and gives it a kick with 40% alco wow!

  • 5
    14 July 2017

    Really enjoyed this whisky. Definitely will be buying more

  • 5
    13 July 2017

    Spiced old wood, a touch of new wood, incense, a bit of tea and spiced oranges. Heavy distillery character....smells exactly like the nikka miyagikyo distillery. Wonderful stuff.

  • 5
    23 June 2017

    Great taste with ice.

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