Nikka Super Revival Limited

Nikka

Super Revival Limited

(0.7l, 43%)


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Nikka Super “Revival” Limited is a romantic story of love and spirit across time and space. 
 
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.
 
Taketsuru became Japan’s first master distiller. But in 1961, Rita passed away. He knew that the only way to demonstrate his affection was to make a masterpiece of Whisky in her honor — choosing the oldest and finest single-malt spirits to blend the Limited Edition Super Nikka. The current masters at Nikka decided to do it all again. They tested one of the rare surviving 1962 Super Nikka bottles from a private collection. Then they aged and blended and tested until they got it just right. The result is Nikka Super “Revival” Limited.

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  • Style
    Blended Japanese Whisky
  • Region
    Hokkaido
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Nikka

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caramel
oak
dried fruit
spicy
slightly sweet
smoky
black pepper
vanilla
orange zest
What does Nikka Super Revival Limited taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Nikka Super Revival Limited 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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Corner
Japanese single malts, like Scottish, are double distilled in pot stills while grain Whiskies in column stills.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Cherry Wood   
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dried herbs, exotic spice, roasted almonds    
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Thick and rich with notes of sweet honey, lemon grass, and a hint of tarragon in new oak
 
Finish 
Long, crisp, with baking spices
 
Smartass Corner
The original Limited Edition Super Nikka was released in 1962. Rare full bottles still occasionally come up for auction, fetching thousands of dollars each.
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