Nikka Pure Malt Black 43% ABV (50ml)
Jim Murray scored different batches of Pure Malt Black with 92 and 95 points respectively. This is a great dram, a blended malt made up of whisky from Nikka's Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. Full of fruit, balanced oak, peat and toffee.
NOSE Earthy and chocolately, with herbaceous notes and peatsmoke, as well as sweet fruit.
PALATE A winning combo of dark chocolate and dark berry fruit, along with toffee and vanilla notes, bolstered by some well-defined peat.
FINISH Rich and strong, the smoke and spice lasting longest.