Nikka Pure Malt Black Whisky

Peated Blended Malt

Nikka // Japan

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    82
  • Avg. Rating

    3.71
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 172 )

This whisky is a part of the Pure Malt Series from the Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. The Pure Malt Black is a blend of single malts from Nikka's Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. Note: This is sold in 500ml sized bottles and is not available in the U.S.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.0
  • Peated Blended Malt
    100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"Of the "colored" pure malt series, this feels heavier/maltier and the peat smoke is light to moderate which adds some character. It also is a bit more spicy than the other two and shows more barrel wood influence. The finish is a little bitter. The serving recommendation from us is to pour it in an ice-filled highball glass and top it off with some (good) ginger beer."

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