The Nikka 12 Year Old Sample3cl / 43%
- Japanese Blended Whisky
- The Perfect Measure
Well-balanced blend from both Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. Plenty of green-apple freshness, fruitcake spiciness, butterscotch and a herbal note of green peppercorn.
This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:
The Nikka 12 Year Old
- Fruit Cake
The Nikka 12 Year Old Reviews
Producer's Tasting Notes
Colour: Old gold with orange hue.
Nose: Sleek and refined. A perfect balance of fruits, malted barley, beeswax and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), the first nose is very full. The nose then evolves on softer fruit and herbal notes (moss, lichen), a sign of great maturity, and lingers on citrus aromas (orange, lemon).
Palate: Both lively and serene. Dark chocolate provides the backbone of mouth-watering bitterness. On one end, the malted barley extends to earthier notes, while on the other, fresh fruits (apple, prunes, mirabelle and greengage plums, pear) are reminiscent of a plentiful harvest. With air, honeyed and floral notes (lilac, lilly of the valley) make their appearance.
Finish: Long, suave. At first, coconut milk and red berries (strawberry, raspberry) stretch out across the palate. In the back of the mouth, candied fruit (pineapple, clementine) accentuate the pleasant freshness, while the retro-olfaction is marked by tobacco and liquorice notes. The empty glass offers a glimpse at a variety of flowers.
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Punchy and spicy, with green peppercorns battling it out with red fruits, butterscotch and nutmeg. Precise and poised.
Palate: Rich, clean fruit – greengages and Granny Smith apples. Vibrant fruit-cake notes with a hint of toffee and sweet spice to smooth things out.
Finish: Very fresh despite the richness, this is a class act. Refreshing and moreish.
Comment: Beautifully balanced between tempting sweetness and refreshing fruit. Lovely stuff.
13 Customer Reviews
Outrageously smooth, but at the expense of complexity. Felt empty on the palate – one-dimensional and, frankly, boring.
Very smooth, yet still has plenty of richness and complexity
Beautiful flavors, amazing whiskey. Best japanese whiskey I've had hands down Really smooth with fantastic depth of flavor. Highly recommended!
I try the Nikka 12 year with two off my friend. We Love it , it was smooth n all the favor off Japanese Whiskey.
Bought as a gift to celebrate an advance achievement. The engraving message was a hit & popping the top created a smile the honoree never lost! Thanks
Bought this as Gift for my Dad. This was 4th purchase from TWE. Great stuff and worth every penny.
Creat taste, handy present.
Oh la la - Amazing dram! can see this one making history - lovely 12 year old! Apple, spice and sweet toffee/butterscotch - lovely dessert dram mmm
Best Japanese whiskey so far. Very sweet and smooth.
This is an exceptional whisky, lots of depth and layers, my brother bought this me for my 50th, it's a whisky I can taste an hour after sipping it. I love it. Thanks Bro.
Absolutely fantastic – a winner for me from the Nikka range! Lovely what the Japanese are doing with their blends..
Great blend of two fantastic distilleries.
A seriously tasty blended whisky. I thoroughly enjoyed this blend. I am not big on smoke/peat whiskey, so this was the perfect mating of flavors for me. Really pleased.