Nikka All Malt

Nikka

All Malt

(0.7l, 40%)


7.3/10
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Nikka All Malt is true to its name and reputation — 100% malted barley and delicious.
 
Masataka Taketsuru was the son of a Sake producer. As a young man he was sent to Scotland to learn the secrets of Whisky. He did… but he also learned about love. He met Rita Cowen — a Scottish lass whom he married and took back to Japan with him. In 1934, he founded Yoichi Distillery in southern Hokkaido on a spot surrounded on three sides by mountains — a terrain and climate very similar to the Scottish Highlands. Yoichi has its own cooperage and makes its casks on-site using new oak, producing big, oily Whiskies in the Highland style.
 
The marketing material for Nikka All Malt can be confusing because it discusses including “grain Whisky.” Not True! Nikka calls all of the spirits produced in their Coffey Stills “grain” even when it its 100% malted barley. So even though they do produce some grain Whiskies at Nikka, All Malt has none of it. What Nikka All Malt actually is, is a vatted or blended Whisky made from 100% malted barley from across their product lines. It’s like sampling all of their Single Malt products of various ages mixed together in a single dram.

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  • Style
    Blended Japanese Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Hokkaido
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Nikka

Flavour Spiral™

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malted barley
oily
vanilla cream
oak
apple
cocoa
zesty
sweet
grain
What does Nikka All Malt taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Nikka All Malt and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla, cream, and a light dash of cocoa.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The classic Nikka “oily”, malty and rich mouth-feel with a bit of orange zest and over-ripe apple.

Finish
Long and soft.
Ratings & Reviews
Joe
Joe,
Good tasting flavorful whisky .
Paul
Paul,
Very good easy to drink, the smells reminded me of rum and raison ice cream, certainly a malty taste with hints of pear drops and vanilla.
Glenn
Glenn,
Average. A bit heavier and smokier than Hajushu
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, rich, blended Japanese whisky with a long and soft death.
Dean
Dean,
Really nothing special in my opinion. Has a slight bite on the front end with caramel and small smokey notes. Finish is slightly sweet and buttery. But doesn't standout to me.
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
It's not bad but does not have much character. Very smooth from first sip to the finish. Would not buy it but would drink it if someone offered. May be perfect for the whiskey drinker that prefers mild
Steve
Steve,
Didn't taste anything but caramel
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Mildly sweet with a little bit of smoke on the finish.
Jason
Jason,
Not too sweet, great slight smoke flavour. I even got a little coffee taste on the back-end. Quite good! Will definitely need to revisit.
Therese
Therese,
I've been wanting to try this for years. It's a new favorite!
Denis
Denis,
Good stuff!! Excellent smoked aftertaste!
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