Insider knowledge: Nikka All Malt whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Japan. If distilled in America the spelling would be Nikka All Malt whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
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
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
1st November 2013
Yep, again forgot to click the stars...... review above.