herbs
honey
roasted
roasted almonds
oak
sherry
sugar
sweet cherry
sweet
Spiral Nikka Super Rare Old

Nikka
Super Rare Old
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark cherry wood  
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dried herbs, exotic spice, roasted almonds.    
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Light, sweet honey, lemon grass and a hint of tarragon in new oak.
 
Finish 
Long, crisp, with baking spices.
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Nikka Super Rare Old is adored for its herbs, honey, roasted and roasted almonds flavor notes.

This Japanese Whisky is carefully distilled at The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. Ltd. distillery, Japan.

Based on 592 votes, the average rating for Nikka Super Rare Old is 7.4/10.

Top reviews for Nikka Super Rare Old:

— Herbs and brown sugar on the nose, but very salty on the pallet. Decent honey aftertaste. Very nice and smooth. Awesome and very interesting whiskey

— A fabulous easy to drink classic. Not at all heavy and very Morris’s. Highly recommended

— Very smooth, a great intro to Japanese Whiskey for me.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Japanese Whisky
  • Region
    Hokaido
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Nikka Super Rare Old

(0.7l, 43%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Nikka Super Rare Old
Ross
Ross,
A tonne of smokiness on the nose and botanicals. I got a sense of peatiness or earthiness, too. Taste-wise it's oaky, almost like smoked wood on a fire. Overall, a nice drink if you're into quite strong roasted/smokey taste and smells.
 
Sid
Sid,
The finish is a lot better than the start. Starts off dull and unfortunately overpowers the sweet ending.
 
Huat
Huat,
The intense alcohol smell and taste makes it a little difficult to snip. However, mixing with a little of water breaks it and make it smoother to drink.
 
Robert
Robert,
I really have a hard time putting my finger on this one. Straight from the bottle it is a bit strong for me and kinda tastes like rubber. Just a sprinkle of water really wakes it up. If you do an ice cube, it'll turn back to rubber when the ice melts. Its complicated and even though it's not my favorite, I keep going back to figure out the complexities.
 
Lars
Lars,
Oaky whisky with clear subtones of cherries in the background. Easy on the nose and to drink. Very elegant whisky. It might pair with cake
Spencer
Spencer,
Cake?
Spencer
Spencer,
Cake?
Spencer
Spencer,
Smooth and good character.
Lars
Lars,
Are you gonna finish your cake?
Luis
Luis,
Smooth herbal and sweet. Well balanced and enjoyable.
 
Erik
Erik,
Super smooth and gentle
 
Dwight
Dwight,
Smooth but a bit more peaty than I was expecting.
 
Jason
Jason,
A very pleasant nose is followed by a smooth, sweet, cherry/sherry taste with a bit of a peaty flair at the end.
 
Amelia
Amelia,
Herbal up front with almost a peat/smoke taste.
 
Rich
Rich,
Between the three provided in the taster, this was in the middle. Lots of aftertaste
 
Tim
Tim,
Very smooth, a great intro to Japanese Whiskey for me.
 
Craig
Craig,
Very nice
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Sweet honey nose. Medium finish. Slight spice on the back roof of the mouth and tip of the tongue.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Great finish, very smooth.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Very smooth, smoky and delightful
 
Justin
Justin,
Very nice blend of herbs and sweetness.
 
James
James,
The smoky roasted flavour is nice. I would say that there is a slight edge, or a bite, but it is flavoursome very drinkable!
 
David
David,
Quite smoky and roasted
 
Tomislav
Tomislav,
A bit too smoky for my taste
 
Peter
Peter,
A little too smoky for my taste
 
Juliana
Juliana,
Sativa, Marille (apricot Wachau), dried fruits and oak Perfect fit for cigar!
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Roasting was smooth. Oily consistency. Nice.
 
Nakeva
Nakeva,
Nice front flavor of the oak and honey followed by the back flavor of sweetness that kicks in at the right time.
 
guest
guest,
Rich. Crisp. Sweet. Heavy. Fullbodied.
 
Leif
Leif,
Smooth and flavorful. Caramel on the nose. Apricot and leather tastes.
 
Chris
Chris,
Smooth but overly smoky for my taste. Not peaty but smoky.
 
Mike
Mike,
Only my fifth or sixth Japanese whisky but I’m now fully convinced that neither Kentucky nor Scotland have anything to worry about. This one tastes like that crap the dentist numbs you with before the needle comes.
 
Dan
Dan,
Really nice smoky flavor. I just wish it had a smother finish. I little bite at the end. Altogether good flavor.
 
Mark
Mark,
Darker, Smokey, a bit acidic
 
Michael
Michael,
No bad at all, but from all the reviews I was expecting more, I’m a big scotch drinker and this at best was. I’d range scotch
 
Michael
Michael,
I did not like this one at all. Very little flavor other than the very strong flavor of alcohol. The finish was very grainy and went down rough. I would not recommend this one if you prefer a smoother finish and more flavor.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very smooth, yet more of a peety taste rivaling the best of scotches
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Sweet, smoke, molasses, apple, leather. This one is a little too sweet for my taste, so not my favorite. Still good though....I liked it better with ice
 
alexey
alexey,
Herbs and brown sugar on the nose, but very salty on the pallet. Decent honey aftertaste. Very nice and smooth. Awesome and very interesting whiskey
 
Lee
Lee,
Pretty good... has a real scotch flavor .. Scotch isn’t my main choice ... but compared to scotches I’ve had it’s decent
 
Kiel
Kiel,
I enjoyed the spicy after taste. Could really taste the oak.
 
Susanna
Susanna,
This was not as good as I had thought, I was a bit disappointed. Yet it was worth tasting once.
 
Luis
Luis,
A splendid drink - exceptionally smooth and easy on the pallet, this whiskey has long legs and is defined by a smokey, spicy nature.
 
Sandra
Sandra,
Roasted and oaky with a oily finish. Not as sweet as I thought it would be.
 
Maximo
Maximo,
Nice finish
 
Johan
Johan,
Wood and coal and oil. Warm.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good,intense, blended Japanese Whisky with a complex birth; while a rich & oily life; leads to a long & crisp death with a hint of smoke.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Spicy and warm. Smoke finish
 
Terry
Terry,
A fabulous easy to drink classic. Not at all heavy and very Morris’s. Highly recommended
 
Denis
Denis,
Достаточно крепкий. Неохота разбавлять водой.
 
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