Nikka 12 Year Old

Nikka 12 Year Old bottle

70cl, 43% ABV

A well-balanced blend from Nikka's two distilleries; Yoichi and Mikagiyko, and winner of the Best Japanese Blended Whisky 12 Years and Under in 2015's World Whiskies Awards.

Nikka 12 Year Old bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Nice and spicy! Sweet toffee and vanilla, along with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of black pepper. Some tropical fruit in there, too.

Palate

Much fruitier on the palate, with notes of green apple and pear, with richness in the form of spicy fruit cake and some toffee sweetness from the cask. Sweet spice adds a further dimension.

Finish

The clean fruit makes for a refreshing finish, well supported by the soft, sweet spice.

Comment

Another top-notch whisky from Nikka. The fruit brings purity and freshness, while the spice and oak add solid depth of flavour.

Reviews

BEXSONN

The Nikka 12 Years

This Nikka finely balances the best of both Miyagikyo and Yoichi, with a little bit of grain whisky thrown into the mix too. It embodies everything that is so good about Japanese whisky, its delicate, complex and so well-balanced. It’s got so much flavour and character that’ll keep you going back for more just to see what other flavours you can uncover. (...)