Nikka All Malt

Spirit Name:

Spirit Type:

Nikka All Malt

Whisky (Malt blend of Yoichi, Miyagikyo malts and whisky distilled in coffey stills)
Score:
82/100
ABV:
40%
Region:
Japan 
Body:
Light-medium
Intensity:
Mild 
Texture:
Silky 
Balance:
Excellent 
Best served:

Neat
Themes: Grassy, ash, nail varnish, vanilla, apple, honey, cinnamon, jams, raisin, candied fruit, sesame crisps, anise seed liqueur


Blind tasting notes:
Nose: Soft waves of cooked apple roll over honey, cinnamon and vanilla as the aroma of waxy fruit scented candles and raspberry/blueberry jam accompany luscious chocolate notes and more course grain notes which develop with grassy notes. The vanillas and grain notes however latch onto a harsh nail polish and a cigarette butt smoked for too long, which stings the nose ever so slightly. 

Taste:  Very smooth and a lovely mouth-feel, the sweet notes unfurl without getting too excessive – subtle shades of winy raisin notes develop with candied fruit and layers of vanilla as sesame crisps burst with syrup and bitter oiliness. 

Finish: Sweet, caramelised sugars linger with the sesame crisps and the bite of sugary anise seed liqueur.

Likes:
Smoothness and softness 
Dislikes:
Some course varnish and ashy notes interrupt the waves of smoothness
Price:
$80 (Aus)


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