Japan > World > Scotch and Other Whiskies > Blended Whisky > Nikka
Super Nikka is an entry-level premium blend from the Nikka Whisky Co. The whisky is a Blended Japanese whisky composed of malt from Yoichi and Miyagikyo, as well as Coffey Malt and Coffey Grain whiskies from their “Coffey Still” (column still) at Miyagikyo. It is also possible that there is some Scottish malt in the blend, as the rules around 'Japanese whisky' are quite flexible. Not to mention, Nikka owns a Scottish distillery, Ben Nevis, in the Western Highlands!
Producer Description: "One of Nikka's classic brands, the Super Nikka was introduced to the market in 1962. Its luxuriant aroma, gentle hints of peat and scent of vanilla and chocolate are all in harmony, and its flavor is smooth, rounded and well-balanced."
Andrew’s Tasting Note:
Nose: silky, honeyed and soft; gentle peat tickles the nose with decadent spices and Russian caramel; floral with apricots, apples and stone fruits.
Palate: still soft and silky on the palate with building gentle peat, ashy smoke, chewy malt and bags of honey; more white fruits: ripe pear, cooked apples and apricots; late emerging darker fruits; the spices start light and decadent and darken; a touch of leather and chocolate.
Finish: long, elegant and coating with fading fruits, spices, and more ashy peat.
Comment: this is a classic example of the overriding Nikka house style, which is elegance; whether heavily peated, sherried or other, Nikkas whiskies are always elegant; I forgot how good this is!
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