Nikka Pure Malt Black

50cl / 43%
  • Japanese Blended Malt Whisky
Nikka Pure Malt Black
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A storming example of what Japanese whisky is truly capable of. A previous batch was awarded a massive 95 points by Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible.

Blended Malt


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Toffee Toffee

Nikka Pure Malt Black Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    • Nose:

      Earthy and chocolately, with herbaceous notes and peatsmoke, as well as sweet fruit.

    • Palate:

      A winning combo of dark chocolate and dark berry fruit, along with toffee and vanilla notes, bolstered by some well-defined peat.

    • Finish:

      Rich and strong, the smoke and spice lasting longest.

    • Comment:

      Of Nikka’s three Pure Malt series, this is the ideal midpoint. The Red is all about the fruit; the White all about the peat; the Black is, perhaps, the best of both worlds.

  • Distributor's Tasting Notes

    • Fresh, clean, initially not too smoky, then richer notes of peat and vanilla on the nose. Sweet, touches of toffee on the palate, quite chewy with a touch of coffee and light oak.

11 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    8 December 2018

    Nose of vanilla, caramel and peach. The taste is cherry, peach with a hint of raspberry. A good palce to start with Japanese whisky

  • 4
    10 November 2018

    It’s good, not as good as From The Barrel but still smooth and I didn’t taste much if any peat smoke at all.

  • 4
    7 July 2018

    A very good Japanese malt, very easy to drink with 2 cubes of ice. The finish is great!

  • 5
    8 March 2018

    I was suspicious of Japanese whiskey but the Nikka does not disappoint. It is easy to drink but with enough character to keep you interested. Smoky, clean, just complex enough with a bit of peat.

  • 5
    27 January 2018


  • 2
    26 January 2018

    I don't get the hype with Nikka. This tasted young and thin. Between this and From The Barrel, I smell/taste nothing to sway me away from scotch.

  • 5
    27 November 2017

    Tried this and loved the smooth nose and taste. One for the collection!

  • 5
    3 October 2017

    You can smell the subtle smoke and chocolate. So smooth and you can appreciate its complexity.

  • 5
    23 June 2014

    For me, it's perfect ! It's a great pleasure to have it with nothing else to appreciate his fantastic flavour. Subtle balance between fruits and smoke...What else ?

  • Mikko 20 January 2014

    This is superb. Rich, intense, slightly oily, moderately sweet, some pine resin. Sherry and peat are in perfect balance. Reminds me JW Green Label.

  • Anonymous 22 March 2010

    A superb whisky with just the right amount of smoke, peat and sweetness. It compares with any whisky from any country. Clean, delicate and delicious. That said however it is not great vale at ?31 for 50cl!