Nikka From the Barrel

  • Japanese Blended Whisky

50cl / 51.4%

4.5 (104 Reviews)

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.

Tasting Notes (2)

Nikka From the Barrel

50cl / 51.4%

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Flavour Profile


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


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


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Tasting Notes

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

    • Tasting notes

      (Tasted with Tante Anne. Her notes appear in quotes.)

      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.

Customer Reviews

Reviews (104)


  • 5

    Peter Phee

    Very smooth, wonderful flavours

  • 5



  • 1

    Dave King

    I did not like flavor, too smoky. It overpowered everything else.

  • 4

    Miha Furlan

    Wonderful on the nose, really fragrant, not that complex when it comes to taste, but ultra smooth.

  • 5


    I love this whisky. I will definitely get this again!

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