Nikka Coffey Grain

Nikka

Coffey Grain

(0.75l, 45%)


8.4/10
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The Japanese Bourbon.

 
Made by the Miyagikyo distillery, the first and bigger distillery of the Nikka Whisky Company. It was founded in 1934 by one of the two most influential men in Japanese Whisky,  Masataka Taketsuru. Yoichi Distillery lies in southern Hokkaido and has three sides surrounded by mountains, a terrain much similar to the one found in Scotland, where Masataka studied the art of Whisky production and returned to Japan as a master blender - with a Scottish wife to boot. Yoichi possesses its own cooperage and is particularly careful when selecting its barrels. Known as Hogshead the barrels are made on-site using new oak. Yoichi produces big, oily spirits in the Highland style.

Nikka Coffey Grain is a made from a mash bill containing mostly corn, and a dash of malted barley. It was distilled using a Coffey still (aka patent still). The founder, Masataka Taketsuru imported a Coffey still from Scotland back in 1963, because he desired a grain spirits high in alcohol content, but also one that retains the character of the grain, its flavours and aromas.

The newer, more widely used, types of continuous stills stripped the spirit of too much flavour. The Coffey still is notoriously difficult to operate, but it does produce Whisky with a more characterful spirit. This unconventional Whisky is NOT for everyone. It’s for those who appreciate the different. You, we hope.
 
SmartAss - Coffey still is named after Aeneas Coffey (1780–1852), an Irish inventor and distiller.

Tasting Notes
 
Appearance / Colour
Golden amber.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Vanilla, corn, herbals, spice, Chamomile

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Sweet, fruit, melon, grapefruit, thick syrup, crunchy biscuits, fresh vanilla.
 
Finish
Long, corn notes. 

Flavour Spiral
fresh vanilla, burnt caramel, pepper, sweet, syrup, corn, malted barley, oak, demerara sugar

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  • Style
    Grain Whisky
  • Region
    Japan
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Nikka distillery
  • Bottler
    Nikka distillery

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

Close
fresh vanilla
burnt caramel
pepper
sweet
syrup
corn
malted barley
oak
demerara sugar
What does Nikka Coffey Grain taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Nikka Coffey Grain and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Nikka Coffey Grain
Gary
Bold!! Delicious
Katy
Probably one of the best and most complex whiskies I've had yet. Not for beginners I would say, it is very bold and very unique. I'm torn between sharing it with all my fellow whiskey drinkers and keeping it entirely for myself. If you're an adventurous drinker, I'd highly recommend trying it.
Jesse
Very pleasant. Good, complex flavors.
Chris
Worth every penny and then some. Like a cross between highland and a great bourbon: sweet, kind of light in some regards, smooth down the neck, great finish.
Mr.
Very pleasant
Jacob
Perfection
Ryan
Light and sweet. Definitely a new favorite.
Jacob
love it!
Richard
Absolutely amazing
Pedro
I loved the flavors and the smoothness of this whiskey!
Michael
This is a really unique whiskey from Japan. It goes down more like a bourbon than a Japanese whiskey. It hits every bourbon note: vanilla, pepper, spice (cinnamon), caramel, and melon. It also adds some herbal notes which aren't usually found in bourbon: mint, and tea. The finish draws out quite long for a whiskey of this kind.
anonymous
Very delicious, very special whisky experience from Japan. A real charmer with strong charisma. Sweet in all the right ways, with subtle complexity. A favorite. Looking to try the Coffey Malt.
Scott
My favorite so far. Very smooth. After a small sampling I immediately bought a bottle of my own.
Bill
Wifey and I both love this one! Absolute must have for your cabinet.
Eric
Amaz-a-zing! Complex, no burn. Favorite so far
Matthew
Picked up the bottle on a whim and thought it was okay. The taste was not very robust or interesting, I thought it was rather plain. Would not buy again.
Ron
Wonderful firm yet flavoured whiskey.
Thomas
Wow...It is like sucking on a butterscotch candy.
Joseph
Perfect flavor at an amazing price would definitely recommend to anyone who appreciates a fine bourbon
Dr.
Amazing
Ruchik
Nice sweet notes. Smooth finish overall.
David
One of my favorites, price here is fair if it's your free shipping monthly bottle. You won't find it on a shelf in the us. Master of malt sells it for $57, however shipping to the us is another $50. This dram may be enough to keep me subscribed for a bit.
Eric
Deliciously different! Warm and smooth.
anonymous
This was a great find on vacation.
Diogenes
Good stuff. Great balance of sweet, savory, and alcoholic. Fantastic for mixing or sipping on its own.
Emily
Floral and more nuanced than many other varieties of whiskey. A great slow sipper.
anonymous
Delicious. A favorite forever.
Jeffrey
A perfect whiskey
Tim
Unique!
anonymous
Had a taste of this today after being recommended the range. Really nice distinctive flavours for a young whiskey. Highly recommend.
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