Category Archives: Nikka

Advent Calendar Day 2: Yoichi, 43%

With the ridiculous popularity of Japanese whisky of the last couple of years, the distillers have had to remove the age stated whiskies from the market. No more Yoichi 10, 12, 15, 20, and the same goes for Miyagikyo, and … Continue reading

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Nikka Yoichi 20 years old, 52%

I’ve reviewed this whisky in the past when I went to a tasting of a bunch of Japanese whiskies at De Whiskykoning. Then I found some interesting notes, but I thought it was time for a do over. Also, I … Continue reading

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Yoichi 15, 45%

Yesterday I finished this bottle. I’ve been enjoying it for a while and at some point the time comes to drink the last drop. The drawback of that is that my stash of Japanese whisky is shrinking rapidly. If you … Continue reading

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Nikka Miyagikyo 1989-2007, 18yo, 60%, single cask #105419

It’s been a while since I did a new review and that’s because two of my wisdom teeth were pulled last week. Alcohol wasn’t a really good idea with the painkillers I got and somehow even without the pain medication … Continue reading

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Nikka Taketsuru 21yo, 43%

While I have a bottle of this amazing stuff at home, I decided to review the sample I brought from the Emakina tasting last Friday. I had to make sure the order of drams was all right, after all. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Nikka Coffey Grain, 45%, 50cl

The Coffey Grain whiskies from Nikka come in two shapes: 45% regular releases and ridiculously strong single casks (think of 60% to 63% ABV). I have tried one or two of the strong ones and found them to be to … Continue reading

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Yoichi 25, 1983-2009, Japanese oak matured, 58.9% – SMWS

It’s been ages since I reviewed any of the samples from the SMWS I have sitting on my to-taste shelf. This has to do with a lot of ‘commercial’ samples I got which I handle on a higher priority basis. … Continue reading

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