Super Nikka, a blended whisky initially introduced in 1962, holds a special place in Nikka’s history. Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka, dedicated himself to crafting this whisky as a tribute to his beloved wife Rita shortly after her passing, a testament to his profound love for her. Super Nikka embodies the classic style of blended whisky, characterized by a subtle touch of peatiness and nuanced notes of vanilla and sherry.
Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
Finish – A deep and dark finish.
The Ileach Single Malt
Nose – Earthy Smoky Peat And Salty Ocean Breeze.
Palate – Pungent Peat Smoke, Chewy Sweet Malt, Pepper, Tar And A Touch Of Iodine.
Finish – Long And Warming. Smoky Ashes Of The Peat Fire.
For Centuries The Stormy Waters Of The Atlantic Ocean Has Not Only Shaped The Character Of The People Of Islay But Also The Character Of Their Famous Whiskies. In Many Ways This Fine Malt Mirrors The Character Of Islay People – Strong Yet Gentle, Warm Yet Mellow, But With A Maturity Beyond Its Years. Robust Peaty, With That Unmistakable Breath Of The Seashore, The Ileach Is “A True Man From Islay”
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