NIKKA BLACK SPECIAL
Nikka Black Special, nicknamed as “Bearded Black” is a Coffey grain whiskey and it has been in the market since 1965.Earthy and chocolatey, with herbaceous notes and peat smoke, as well as sweet fruit. A winning combo of dark chocolate and dark berry fruit, along with toffee and vanilla notes, bolstered by some well-defined peat. Rich and strong, the smoke and spice lasting longest.
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.
Colour: Dark amber