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The Nikka Pure Malt White is a peaty Japanese whisky composed of Islay malt, mostly. Surely this is provided by the Port Ellen Maltings, no?
The nose is a lot less sweet and offers the peat the spotlight. This reminds me of some Port Ellen indeed, imagine that! Some vanilla and again juicy fruit, just like the Pure Malt White. I get some oranges, red berries and strawberries. Something of sweetened buttermilk on top. I quite like it.
It is very oily and sweet. Oh, oh. After the first swallow it goes south very quicky. This is pure perfume. All the goodies from the nost return, but are all drowned out by the soapy taste. What a pity.
The finish is long and drying, but not pleasant at all.
The nose is more than ok, but that is all one can say. There is also a Nikke Pure Malt Red, with malt from Miyagikyo as the main component. All Nikka Pure Malt bottlings are 50cl.