Nikka Super Rare Old Blend Whisky
Super Nikka is a blended whisky born in 1962. Masataka devoted himself into creating this whisky soon after his wife Rita’s death to represent his deep love for her. He could never have accomplished his dream to make genuine whisky in Japan without the support from Rita.
According to Nikka, Super Nikka is meant to represent a classic style of easy-to-drink blended whisky (i.e., “smooth and mellow”) with only slight touches of peatiness and sherry. The exact mix is unknown, but Nikka reports that this blend contains a “high proportion” of malt from the Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. I have also seen it stated that Nikka Coffey Malt and Coffey Grain whiskies (from their Coffey column still at Miyagikyo) are also present in the blend.
Super Nikka is a classic style of blended whisky with gentle peatiness and hints of vanilla and sherry.
These beautiful flavors are rounded and well-balanced with a smooth texture and mellow mouthfeel.
Nose: Honey and caramel. The fruit tends toward over-ripe banana and stewed apples. Touch of nuts. Vaguely herbaceous and mildly earthy (dry earth).
Palate: Similar to the nose, starts with light honey and caramel, with maybe a touch of chocolate. Apple, pear, and various tropical fruits.
Finish: Medium short. Oak and Peat.
World Whisky Awards Category Winner for Best Japanese Blend in 2015 and Gold ISC 2008
700ml / 43% ABV
8 in stock