Super Nikka Revival

Super Nikka Revival

This is a revival version of Nikka’s classic blended whisky. The first edition of Super Nikka was blended by the founder Masataka Taketsuru and launched in 1961. It was a tribute to Rita, Masataka’s Scottish wife, who supported her husband’s dream and passed away earlier that year. Masataka overcame the sadness after her death by devoting himself to creating this ultimate blend. Nikka blenders tasted this original Super Nikka from an existing old bottle and revived it as a limited edition in 2015.
Replicating the flavour profile of the original Super Nikka, the special “Revival” blend is composed of grain and malt  whiskies.

Technical information:
Alc. — 43%
Vol. — 70cl
Category — Blended Whisky
Distilleries — Miyagikyo & Yoichi

COLOUR

deep burnished gold

NOSE

concentrated, rich. Begins with herbaceous (cut hay, straw) and lemony notes that mingle with liquorice and spices (ginger, cinnamon). It evolves with notes of cappuccino. Once aerated, aromatic plants (vervain, lime blossom) accentuate its earthy, vegetal character. Its almost perfect balance is an olfactory delight.

PALATE

ample and round. The attack has two sides to it. One very smooth and honeyed (acacia, raspberry honey), and the other very long, almost ethereal, which focuses on heady florals (peppered rose, peony). Little by little, it becomes vanilla-flavoured and milky (coconut). Star anise, as well as a slight note of camphor invigorates the back palate.

FINISH

long, slightly tannic. Delicately woody (oak), it develops clear notes of grain. Green malt ripples in the breeze. Full of light, it conjures up a lush, bucolic landscape on a sunny day. The retro-olfaction has notes of noble spices (saffron, ginger) and the empty glass is floral (heather, iris)

Recommended Serves

Straight, on the rocks, or highball/mizuwari.

Food Pairings

Salty snacks

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