Nikka Black Special
Nicknamed as “Bearded Black” Black Nikka Special has been in the market since 1965. A Japanese classic blend made from coffey grains. For a blended whisky, it was fairly drinkable, a househould dram suitable for people on the go.
Nikka Black Special is a takeaway whisky, best enjoyed at a party or in rock concert. Or while in a hurry, like when you’re battling with Yakuza mobsters in Hong Kong. A true Rush Hour Whisky, funny and vibrant. It is not the greatest dram; you’ll ever taste but it is decent enough for everyday use.
Japanese Blended Whisky
No age statement
Nose: Sweet with nuts and little bit of refreshing vanilla.
Taste: The sweetness goes away and is replaced with spices and salt with some bitter notes of dark chocolate.
Finish: Creamy with some malt, medium long.
Balance: Very lively dram that offers a decent mix of sweet and spicy notes. No eureka moments but a steady and fairly nice blended whisky.