What's in a name? Nikka All Malt whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Japan. Were it from America it would be spelled Nikka All Malt whiskey, rather than whisky.
A very well presented malt blend at a great price. Just what effect the unique 'Coffey Still' malt distillation process has is unclear but the end result is a very well-rounded dram with plenty of complexity and good flavour. I would love to taste it at 48% ABV but you can't have everything.
18th February 2014
This is an absolute bargain. It is a very well rounded sweet, smooth and tasty little number. Very easy to drink and at this price it can easily be overlooked. Dont hesitate to buy this. Its just so easy to drink. Very enjoyable,
7th February 2014
Yep, again forgot to click the stars...... review above.
1st November 2013
But seriously - who buys whiskey and just looks at it?!!
At nearly £20 cheaper than Hibiki and Yamazaki 12yo this is a serious, serious whiskey of all time contender. I very nearly didn't buy this because of the bottle and assuming it would be nowhere near as nice as the two other Japanese whiskeys named above. The cellar man assured me this needed to be tried. A sample was had, then another just for good measure... and decision made... Really Really close to being as nice as the other Japanese whiskeys.
In my Whiskey Awards... approx. £30 a bottle range. The winners are this Green Spot and Balvenie. Jason Breen
Has the usual bourbony sweetness with some banana! Yeah. Brown sugar and cinnamon on the nose. More luxurious and full than the ABV would lead one to expect.
In the mouth the All Malt cuts loose brown sugar, cactus nectar, cacao, barley of course, cashews, and last but not least, SHERRY.
Cactus nectar, cask wood, dark chocolate, and maple tree sap (not syrup).
All told, this dram will float your boat. It's sea worthy.
11th April 2013