Nikka Pure Malt Red Sample

3cl / 43%
  • Japanese Blended Malt Whisky
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Teeming with strawberries and cherries, Pure Malt Red is aptly named, with a clean, elegant red-fruit character. A blend of Japanese malt from Nikka’s Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries.
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Nikka Pure Malt Red


Nikka Pure Malt Red Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Rich and fruity, with red berries and cherries and a touch of menthol and cassis.

    Palate: Soft fruitiness, with strawberries the dominant note, accompanied by cherries and a touch of sweet spice.

    Finish: The soft fruity notes continue.

    Comment: Delicious, fruit-led whisky. Very refreshing.

  • Tasting Notes by Dr Whisky


    Bright and fruity. Candied peanuts. Tahini. Peaches and cream. "Still, trapped air, like going into a tent, or a cottage or shack that has been locked up for a few seasons." Time allows some herbaceous (grass, parsley) elements to emerge and water softens the brightness and brings out a touch of peat, roasted aubergine/eggplant or soil. "Becomes outdoorsy"

    Again, bright and fruity, butterscotch. Sugary black tea. Fresh and lively. Fills out with some earth and peat, but remains confection-ary. Slightly smoky in the toastiness at the end. Water really exaggerates the earthiness and it becomes a surprisingly chewy whisky.


    Perfectly clean, fresh, summery malt. I loved the oscillation between candied orange and earthy smokiness. Wholly unique, but to offer some points of reference, Kristin finds it comparable with a features of Bell's blended whisky while I find it shares features with Rosebank, unpeated BenRiach and young Talisker. Love the packaging, too.

    "Spirity. Woody. Sweet. That's about it. Blend-ish. Did they pour caramel into this?"

    To each their own.

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  • 5
    11 December 2017

    Tried the Black and red version of this, definitly a good japanese whisky