Nikka From The Barrel (700mL)
Nikka From The Barrel (700mL)

The great Nikka distillery has produced a great Japanese blend.

Nikka is one of the two great Japanese whisky produces. Founded by the legendary Masataka Taketsuru, who studied whisky production in Scotland, before returning with a wife to work for Suntory and then creating his own distillery that would quickly become its biggest rival.

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Tasting notes

Nose

Spicy and rich but well balanced. Floral tones and spiced oak mix imperceptibly with citrus fruits and vanilla hints.

Taste

Deep and full-bodied. Packed with oak-spices, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves alongside orange rind, dried fruits all balanced out with an almost-caramel sweetness that permeates throughout.

Finish

Long, warm, and fruity with a fading spiciness.

Ratings & Review

average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 8 reviews
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Fruit
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Floral
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Oak
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Smoke
Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Spice
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
8 Reviews
Reviewed by David R., from Australia
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every night dram
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Best value Japanese

For me this is the best value Japanese Whisky you can buy. Yes its not 'true Japanese' but I enjoy this one more than Ben Nevis which is the Scotch Whisky they 'taint' the Japanese spirit with.

Is it as good as say a Yamazaki 12yo or Hibiki? No but it costs just under half the price of Hibiki Harmony and Harmony is nowhere near being twice as good.

If you haven't tried this one it is definitely worth it.

Cheap enough to justify as a daily drinker but good enough to offer to guests.

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Fruit
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Floral
Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Oak
Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Smoke
Rated -2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Spice
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
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Reviewed by Steve G., from Australia
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special occasions only
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Nikki From the Barrel

i was excited to purchase this but now having received itI find it underwhelming.

I expected , like most of the Japanese whiskies that it would be a lot smoother than it is.

A bit of a burn to the throat instead of a chance to savour the coating of the mouth.

I think it would suit a different drinker to me ( late Sixties) as i constantly look for tastes to appeal to my palate

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Fruit
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Floral
Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Oak
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Smoke
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Spice
Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
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Reviewed by Jimmy B., from Australia
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special occasions only
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Superb, and what great value for Japanese!

Smooth as you'd expect for such a high grade Japanese Whisky. Given that this stuff can sometimes go into the hundreds (of dollars) this is a real steal and well-recommended for lovers of softer (e.g. highland or speyside) whiskies!

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Fruit
Rated 2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Floral
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Oak
Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Smoke
Rated -2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Spice
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
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Reviewed by Marcus B., from Australia
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every night dram
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Nice simple whisky, clean staple of mine. I reordered it

Good little staple whisky.

I can use it with cocktails, coffee and even an after dinner drop.

So good I ran out and replaced my staple.

It's not thought provoking or complex, its just a yummy good little whisky.

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Fruit
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Floral
Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Oak
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Smoke
Rated -2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
Spice
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is None, 0 is Medium and 2 is Pronounced
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Reviewed by Simon S.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Delicious entry into Japanese whisky

I've had people tell me this isn't a "genuine" Japanese whisky, because it's blended with some scotch whisky. Nobody seems to know the percentage of "tainting" that is done.

That being said, this is a robust entry into what resellers consider Japanese whisky. It has a floral nose, with a touch of sweetness. That carries over to the palate, where there is a delicious blend of floral and honeyed sweetness, that provides a lasting sweet finish.

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