Nikka Pure Malt Black
Price: $50 for 500ml
Distilled/Owned by: Blended malt / Nikka
Aged For: NAS
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Cask Type: Undisclosed
Chill Filtered: Yes?
Color Added: Undisclosed
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Honey, malt, gentle smoke, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, and raspberry
Feel: Medium body, oily
Taste: Vanilla, gentle oak, smoke, and blueberry crumble
Finish: Medium length and warmth, vanilla, smoke, and oak, with gentle berries
Thoughts: I liked this one much more than I thought I would, a good blend of smoke and fruit, without being an exact scotch replica.
Score: 83 out of 100