Nikka Black Clear

Thanks to /u/ScotchGuyTO for this dram. A quick recap on my cantankerous position on Japanese whisky: It can be great, it’s so popular that the stuff you can get ahold of without selling a small family sedan typically isn’t. Typically. Enter Nikka Black Clear, 7-Eleven’s own brand of Japanese whisky, available for less than a 10-spot, and available at each corner in […]

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Nikka Coffey Malt

Thanks to /u/cpfselfbuilt for this sample. Japanese whisky. Also known as, for those of you who haven’t been listening to the whisky media (you lucky bastards), the holy grail of all whisky on the planet and the only reason to ever drink anything ever. Oh, by the way: Based on the Japanese whiskies that I’ve had, I’m […]

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Nikka Taketsura 21 [Re-Review]

Thanks to /u/cpselfbuilt for this sample… twice. Long story short, originally I was sent this as a mystery sample. I tried it, and drank it too quickly. Screwed up. Didn’t get it correct at all. Nikka Taketsura 21 is a blended malt. Well, a bleneded malt that won World’s Best blended malt in 2010. It’s […]

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Nikka Miyagikyo 10

Thanks to.. someone for this one. Sorry, I can’t find any documentation on the swap. Yell at me if you traded this to me. I continue on my proxy Japanese journey to Miyagikyo, proving to me that Gaelic may not be winning the pronunciation game hands down. This range is an odd one: A 10 […]

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Nikka from the Barrel [Re-Review]

Community reviews are pretty amazing. I love being a part of them. That said, I don’t typically archive anything after the review. And thus, when a mystery dram is sent to me, sometimes it’s a repeat. That’s where this review (and some others in the coming years) come from. Also the place didn’t have the […]

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Nikka from the Barrel

When the Community review for Nikka from the Barrel came up, I was sure I could buy it. And that was quickly dashed when I found out that it’s not sold in North America. Also, the name just seems silly to me. Nikka from the Barrel as opposed to… Nikka from the air? Nikka from […]

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