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Nikka from the Barrel

A true Gem. Wonderful. Amazing

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@galgReview by @galg

25th Oct 2010


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Nose: An orgy of all things wonderful. It’s not a whisky, it’s a perfume. I swear i could be sniffing it all day long, and had i wore some on myself instead of perfume, the ladies would appreciate it . Balsamic, perfume,vanilla , spice, cloves. Some flower blossom and a good measure of perfumed and spicy wood. Dear god. this is divine!

Palate: Big bodied with amazing entry and ooomph. Starting on sweet burnt sugar, then off with a splash of wooden spiciness that makes you want to cry with joy. Then comes the vanilla and honey drops, very little smoke also which complements all. Man o man. this is a thing of beauty. no less. I am in tears of joy here.

Finish : Longggggg…. oak, fruit, and spices. and you know what else? banana.

In one word: Greatness. two words: I want! This has shot itself to the #1 spot in my wish list. and mind you, that list was rather long. Kudos to Nikka. They created a perfect dram, and what a bang for the buck. amazing. no less. ACE!

and this is a BLEND!

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dbk commented

I could have had a bottle some months ago, but the shopkeep talked me out of it and into something else. I don't regret the something else (whatever it was, I'm happy with every whisky I purchased that trip), but I do now regret not coming home with this one! Nicely reviewed, @galg!

11 years ago 0

galg commented

@dbk, indeed. next time get this little wonder (comes in 0.5 liter) and let me know how u liked it ;)

11 years ago 0

lucadanna1985 commented

I'm tasting this right now, it's really wonderful, I will try to review it...just to know, didn'y any of you recognise some slight sulphuric notes in the finish?

11 years ago 0

CJames commented

Would you say this gives many single malts a run for their money?

11 years ago 0

galg commented

@cjames : yes! its better than some

11 years ago 0

lainwir3d commented

amazing review ! This is really a wonderful whisky, I have one bottle myself and will probably buy it again once it's finished.

10 years ago 0

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