Nikka From the Barrel50cl / 51.4%
- Japanese Blended Whisky
Nikka From the Barrel Reviews
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.
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.
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.
93 Customer Reviews
Top of the Japanese whiskey! Full taste and smooth
Superb whisky. Bold and cultured. At this price my current favourite non-Islay. Bit of the bourbon cask comes through then lots of fennel, salt and a bit of purchase booze. Jubbly.
Rich Costa Rican coffee and chocolate with a faint whiff of oloroso sherry to the nose. On the palate: without water oranges seep through the coffee with a tincture of cinnamon. It opens up its secrets of cloves with a little water. Afterwards, a memory of grilled orange peel and cinnamon
This is an awesome blended whisky. Full of taste, yet stil very smooth. Maybe a little too spicy for beginners but for me, a semi-noon it's a good whisky. And that at a great price.
Fantastic Japanese whiskey!!
One of the nicest blended whiskies I've tried. Great start to explore the amazing japanese whiskey industry.
Good Balance and awesome Taste!
Delight to all the senses.
Finally got my hands on this! Did not, in any way, let me down. The balance is near perfect.
This whiskey is very smooth and has some great undertones. Glad I took a chance on it.
I love it
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!
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.
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.
Bought this for my boyfriend as a present. He seems happy with it.
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.
Such a nice sipping whisky !
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."
A great everyday sipping whisky. Soon to be an ex malt Scotch drinker!