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Nikka Super Whisky

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Nikka Super Whisky

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  • Brand: Nikka
  • Bottler: Unknown
  • ABV: 55.5%

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Nikka Super Whisky

The original Super Nikka was released in 1962 to honour the deceased wife of Masataka Taketsuru, Rita. They first met in Scotland after Teketsuru had been sent there to learn the secrets of whisky making. They then married and moved back to Japan, where Rita pushed Masataka to branch out and open his own distillery. This particular dram is not the original Super Nikka, but the limited edition 'Revival' bottling that is supposed to be a homage to that love letter dram. Unfortunately, I haven't tried the original Super Nikka so I can't compare the two but I can tell you I like this!

Sounds like an interesting whiskey, did part of your review not get posted? All I can see is a description of what this new bottling is, I don't see the review.

@mscottydunc : "I can tell you I like this!"

What more do you need to know? :)


This Super from Nikka has been on the market since 1962. And it's here to stay with good reason.

The story behind this Super is not that easy to unravel. The blend is a spirit from two distilleries: Yoichi delivers the peated signle malt, while Myagikyo adds their unpeated dram. The result is surprisingly good.

The nose is excellent: firm, fresh, pure and filled with honey and figs. A little peat for good measure. Very sweet!

On the palate it becomes a little syrupy with spices, malt and a tad of lime.

The finish, which I found to be somewhat long, but very clean, doesn't really stick. It does keep you warm though.

This is a very easy-drinking dram with a wonderful nose (which takes the most of the points here).

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