Nikka Pure Malt Black
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  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • peaty
  • fruit
  • oak
  • chocolate
  • candy
  • pepper

Nikka

Pure Malt Black (0.5l, 43%)
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Character Goatson
A subtle balance of fruit and refined peat.
 
Made by the Yoichi distillery, the second and smaller distillery of the Nikka Whisky Company. It was founded in 1934 by one of the two most influential men in Japanese Whisky,  Masataka Taketsuru. Yoichi Distillery lies in southern Hokkaido and has three sides surrounded by mountains, a terrain similar to the one found in Scotland, where Masataka studied the art of Whisky production and returned to Japan as a master blender - with a Scottish wife to boot. Yoichi possesses its own cooperage and they are particularly careful when selecting the barrels. Known as Hogsheads, these barrels are made on-site using new oak. Yoichi produces big, oily spirits in the Highland style.
 
Nikka Pure Malt Black is one of three expressions in Nikka’s Pure Malt Series. The series is a skilful combination of single malts, with each bottling devised to satisfy a specific flavor preference - from pure fruit to pure peat. Nikka Pure Malt Black edition offers a subtle balance of fruit and refined peat, which is a result of a selection of very different Whiskies, combining the fruity elegance of the MIYAGIKYO malts, and the smokier notes typical of YOICHI’s strong character. It’s ideal for Drammers looking for a mellow, yet intriguing Whisky with an input of peatiness.
 
 


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Appearance / Color
Gold.
 
Smell / Nose 
Floral, fruity and a bit spiced. Notes of citrus/orange peel, apricot, vanilla extract, caramel and wood. Christmas pudding, new leather. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex and smooth. Caramel candy, toffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, nutmeg. A spicy Christmas cake.  
 
Finish
Long, warm and creamy. Loads of oak and a bit of smoke. Red chilli on the back of the throat. Notes of vanilla are present.
 
Comment
Wonderful aroma makes for an excellent start. Great bang-for-the-buck Whisky.
 
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  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • peaty
  • fruit
  • oak
  • chocolate
  • candy
  • pepper
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
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