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Nikka, Pure Malt 'Black' , Japanese Whisky Blend

500 ml, 43.0% abv, Japan

Mainly composed of Yoichi distillery malt, ‘Black’ is characterized by powerful peat, rich taste and firm flavor.

Nikka produces three pure or vatted malts (officially known as blended malts now) with colour titles. Nikka Pure Malt Black mainly contains malts from the Yoichi distillery, Nikka Pure Malt Red is composed around Miyagikyou malt and Nikka Pure Malt White is a blend of Yoichi and Islay malts.

“Nose: a nice marriage of sweet, fruity notes (peach marmalade, oranges) and dry, earthy notes (peat, faint smoke, oak). Noticeable vanilla. Hints of flowery honey. Mouth: more peat now, even phenolic hints of gouache. Slightly peppery. Ripe fruits and a bit of toffee. Salty hints of liquorice in the very end. Finish: spices, sweet cocoa and smoke.

A good all-rounder with a firm character and balanced peat”


$94.95 inc GST

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Dark gold with amber highlights.

Rich and fine, with strong notes of spice (pepper), ripe fruit (mirabelle and peach), and citrus fruit zest. Smoke and black chocolate aromas develop.

Lively and very spicy. Ripe fruit (prune) jam. Liquoricey, with a delicate peaty bitterness gradually developing. Long, with notes of honey, heather and sweet spices.