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Old 11-30-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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Hi,
Anyone familiar with the brand Nikka NGK-01 Japanese imported whiskey? I have a bottle marked Gold & Gold aged whiskey. It appears to be a presentation bottle with Samurai decoration. I've had this unopened bottle for a good many years, but never gave it much thought. Looking forward to your responses. Any idea as to value?

New to this forum, and anxious to hear from you............

Mike
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:07 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, USVI - Seattle, WA - Gulf Coast, TX
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I'm not familiar with NGK-01 Gold & Gold, specifically, but Nikka usually puts out exceptional whiskey. Nikka's Coffey Grain Whiskey is great. Japan, in general, is creating some amazing, award-winning whiskeys. I've fallen in love with Hibiki 12-yr. The problem is I fell in love with it at $60-70/bottle, now it's easily $150+! I digress... I can't tell what is the age is on your Nikka from your photos, which is going to be a huge factor of course, but chances are you have some quality stuff there.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:49 PM
 
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Hi,
Thank you for your response. I received this bottle over 20 years ago from a visiting client from Japan. I never gave it much thought until the other day, when the subject of Japanese whisky came up in a conversation with friends. I almost forgot that I had it. I know nothing about Japanese whisky, and someone suggested joining a forum to get some answers. Don't know the year this whisky was made, but as I said, I have it over 20 years. Thanks again for your response. Have a wonderful holiday season.
Mike
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:45 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, USVI - Seattle, WA - Gulf Coast, TX
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Hi,
Thank you for your response. I received this bottle over 20 years ago from a visiting client from Japan. I never gave it much thought until the other day, when the subject of Japanese whisky came up in a conversation with friends. I almost forgot that I had it. I know nothing about Japanese whisky, and someone suggested joining a forum to get some answers. Don't know the year this whisky was made, but as I said, I have it over 20 years. Thanks again for your response. Have a wonderful holiday season.
Mike
Hey Mike, when I talk about the "year" of the whiskey, I mean the length of time that it was aged before it was bottled. This doesn't have anything to do with what year it was made or how long it's been in the bottle (once bottled, it will keep in its same state for a long, long time if stored properly), but it affects the flavor and quality a lot. "Young" whiskeys (up to 5-8 years of aging) are harsher, less-refined/sophisticated in flavor, and thus less expensive/valuable. In the 12-18 year range, you get some really special (and expensive!) whiskeys. Hopefully somewhere on your bottle it tells you the length of time that the whiskey was aged.

Either way, it will be a really fun thing to crack open and share on a special occasion, simply for the conversation piece if nothing else! Enjoy! Happy holidays to you as well!
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:58 PM
 
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Thank you very much for your response. I've checked out the packaging and the bottle. No indication of age at all. The box mentions contents as being Nikka Gold & Gold whisky bottle. 750ML. 43% G-L No date, no mention of age. As mentioned, I have it more than 20 years. Makes a great presentation, but I may want to sell it, so I'll leave it sealed.

I also have a bottle of Suntory Pure Malt Whisky aged 12 years. I received it at the same time as the Nikka. I did hear some wonderful things about the Suntory product, so I decided to open it and pour some as a treat. Well, that spoiled me for ever. I won't be able to drink my favorite blend with the same enthusiasm anymore. This was both a good thing and a bad thing. I understand the Suntory Malt is quite expensive when you can get it, and it's difficult to get. Oh well, I'll just have to drink what I've got very slowly, and enjoy it while I can. Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy holiday.
Mike
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:24 PM
 
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Hi there... I seem to have the exact same bottle that was stored underneath my grandma's sink in her bathroom on opened still in the box. However in perfect condition there is no sign of a date anywhere it must be on the label that needs to be cracked when you open it. So have you had any luck with your bottle?
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