So to kick off my two month-long Nikka tasting series, I decided to review the Nikka Blended Whisky.
This blended whisky is available exclusively in Europe and is
A selection of slightly peated malts and Coffey still grain whiskies from Nikka’s stocks; this well-balanced whisky has a smooth taste of the casual whisky enthusiast.
Truth be told, I am not sure if the Nikka Blended Whisky is also affected by the recent ‘Nikka Shock’.
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Fruity. Lots of apples, pears, peaches and nectarines combined with hints of strawberries and blackberries. Underlying tones of vanilla, coconuts and heather honey. Malted barley. Also a floral touch of grass and roses. There is no sign of peat though.
Oily, creamy and reasonable strong given the low strength. Pear-almonds cake. Gets dryer and spicier towards the end. Again no signs of peat.
Medium with a dry sweetness. Hints of oak. Fruits and floral honey. Dark chocolate.
Soft and smooth, although I am a bit disappointed that I couldn’t find any peat. But overall a well-made blend and not only for ‘the casual whisky enthusiast’ in my opinion.
Score: 83 / 100