fresh vanilla
burnt caramel
sweet
oak
syrup
corn
demerara sugar
spicy
sweet fruit
Spiral Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Nikka
Coffey Grain Whisky
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden amber.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Vanilla, corn, herbals, spice, Chamomile.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet, fruit, melon, grapefruit, thick syrup, crunchy biscuits, fresh vanilla.

Finish
Long, corn notes.

Flavor Spiral
Fresh vanilla, burnt caramel, pepper, sweet, syrup, corn, malted barley, oak, demerara sugar.
Price:
$64.99
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Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky is adored for its fresh vanilla, burnt caramel, sweet and oak flavor notes.

This Japanese Whisky is carefully distilled at Nikka distillery, Japan.

Based on 1024 votes, the average rating for Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky is 8.2/10.

Top reviews for Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky:

— Smooth and sweet.

— EGGNOG spice in the nose and on the tongue. Sweet with a bit of a spicy cinnamon kick and syrupy just like I love. Add a few drops of water and the complexity of it comes out even more. Definitely going into my favorites category.

— Yummy
  • Category
  • Style
    Grain Whisky
  • Region
    Japan
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

(0.75l, 45%)


8.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
din
din,
Nice sweet smell. Initial flavor is sweet and then a bit spicy with a nice brown sugar aftertaste.
 
Meredith
Meredith,
Smooth and sweet.
 
Jasson
Jasson,
Excellent whisky. Sweet and spicy out of the gate, levels out on the tongue as things balance out, and the finish is long and warm. A little on the pricey side (for normal people...or people like me who tend to drink too much in one sitting...ahem) - but well worth the price if you enjoy this particular spiral. I've been eyeballing the bottle for some time now and finally picked it up. Glad I did. Will definitely be getting another.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
EGGNOG spice in the nose and on the tongue. Sweet with a bit of a spicy cinnamon kick and syrupy just like I love. Add a few drops of water and the complexity of it comes out even more. Definitely going into my favorites category.
 
Roope
Roope,
Smooth and absolutely fabulous whisky.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Overly saccharine sweet, like diluted maple syrup, but once accustomed was good
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Amazing taste, not too strong and a little sweet
 
Matt
Matt,
Pear and apple nose. Tart with baked fruit flavor and notes of toasted marshmallow.
 
Črt
Črt,
Super smooth!
 
guest
guest,
Yummy
 
guest
guest,
My fav
 
James
James,
Tasty
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Solid. Fruity and sweet with some alcohol burn.
 
Chad
Chad,
Color is light amber. Medium-long legs. Nose is very sweet, candy. Taste is very mellow and mild with little alcohol burning, sweet, vanilla, mellow taste.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is a light Amber. Nose is a corn dominant, with a light oil influence, as well notes of vanilla. First sip is mildly sweet, with a surprising amount of vanilla and an almost syrup like flavor (think lightly butter flavored non-maple syrup but less sweet). As the light sweetness fades, a subtle cinnamon finish replaces it for a gentle finish. This is unique, if not overly complex, take on whisky. Would make a great dessert sipper.
 
John
John,
This is exceptional. Almost buttery smoothness. A bit of a harsh nose compared to the flavor, but otherwise very tasty neat. Good with a little soda water as well. I bet it makes a phenomenal Irish coffee, but haven't tried that yet.
 
Chase
Chase,
Excellent as an old fashioned - use brown sugar to sweeten!
 
Krista
Krista,
Spicy yet sweet. Perfect balance
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Sharp, I’m not a Nikka lover
 
Lucas
Lucas,
Fantastic flavor, superior smoothness. Worth the cost.
 
Cormac
Cormac,
Loved this!
 
Christian
Christian,
Fresh vanilla, caramel and oak. This Dram builds a bridge between Whisk(e)y and rum. Awesome smoothness.
 
Darren
Darren,
Kinda weird, really robust.
 
Pio
Pio,
My favorite whiskey to date. Sweet and mellow. Coconut sugar and cafelatte on the nose, maple syrup and toffee on the taste. Can’t get enough
 
Tumelo
Tumelo,
The Japanese take on Bourbon. Scent is of caramel pudding and butterscotch. Tastes of maple syrup and vanilla. The finish is magnificent. Toffee and honey notes settle gently. Quite a lot to chew on as well. Great colour. Glorious flavours. Rivaled only by Hibiki Harmony offering the Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky is standard bearer of Japanese whisky. Banzai!
 
Joe
Joe,
This was really good and a bit different from others I’ve tried. Big fan!
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Cinnamon. Orange peel. Sweet fruity vanilla.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
It was a treat. Wish I had more
 
guest
guest,
Great profile, good to keep handy for those rough days. Sweet, and smooth
 
guest
guest,
Easy to drink. Great as a 1st Japanese whiskey to add to your collection.
 
Harrison
Harrison,
Quite delicious. I pulled a molasses-like sweetness from this dram with enough of a bite to keep it from being too much.
 
Steven
Steven,
Great taste!
 
Emily
Emily,
Really delicious. Flavor spiral is right on.
 
Brian
Brian,
Very sweet with a slick/oily mouthfeel. Tastes of candy with a strong burn.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
I get a sweet, caramel and vanilla when I smell it. Alot of smokey/malty taste. a decent amount of alcohol burn with the smoke. When I opened it up, it tasted almost like the top of a creme brulee. Finish is like a smoky custard
 
John
John,
Like a french vanilla cappuccino that has sat on your desk long enough to go tepid, but still slightly warm. Sweet, pairs well with a custard vape juice :-)
 
Tumelo
Tumelo,
Scent is that of caramel pudding and butterscotch. Tastes of vanilla maple syrup. The finish is glorious. Toffee and honey notes settle discreetly. Quite a lot to chew. Amber colour. Beautiful flavours. Standard bearer of Japanese whisky. Banzai!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Wow, complex and smooth. Seems like scotch meets bourbon to me!
 
guest
guest,
Nice mouthfeel with great chocolate and vanilla malty notes
 
Seth
Seth,
Reminds me of good Canadian whiskeys, very bright, spicy, but no coffee for me. It’s good but definitely not the 8’s and 9’s I see people saying it is. To each their own, but I expected more from my first Japanese whiskey and very sad the coffee grain doesn’t come through.
Jacob
Jacob,
Hey Seth. No coffee used in this. The name refers to the still, a "Coffey Still."
Jacob
Jacob,
Fairly smooth. Low spice. Something else I can't explain, but I like.
 
Lee
Lee,
Smooth, warming aftertaste - goes great with oatcakes! The contrast with the salty is perfect
 
ELizabeth
ELizabeth,
Smooth and very nice after taste
 
John
John,
Very nice! Caramel, apple, and oak nose. Smooth to drink, nice finish. A favorite.
 
Megan
Megan,
Oh so unique. This bad girl is a coffee liqueur dressed up in some finery and feeling great about herself. Smooth start, rough slap in the middle and a rounded hug of warm cocoa and coffee ground towards the end. It's all the smokiness you'll ever want without feeling like you're walking through a bog.
 
Alice
Alice,
Complex and sweet flavor without being cloying and overstaying its welcome. Fruity notes and smooth on the tongue with a little bit of spice at the end. Really great whisky I would definitely make a permanent spot for in my home bar.
 
Jason
Jason,
Sweet caramel apple on the nose, nicely complex taste with sweet burnt caramel, brown sugar, almost rum quality (not as sugary). Finishes with just a slight coffee chai spice to me. Solid Whiskey on the sweet side.
 
Eric
Eric,
This one really surprised me. Definitely a bit hot on the nose, but once some of the alcohol burns off, it's smooth and almost a bit creamy. Some oaky vanilla and spice.
 
andre
andre,
I have always considered myself more of a rum drinker. This nectar has truly altered my world. It's dangerous. It's smooth as butter with some wonderful notes of vanilla and toffee. Japanese whisky seems to be the "In Thing" right now. I now understand why. This is not a trendy drink. It's just damn good.
 
James
James,
I enjoy this whiskey I initially got some dry fruit notes and so chocolate. Smooth going down with a slight kick on the back end.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
As the description implies, this one is no slouch in flavor. Many Japanese whiskies I've had are more on the delicate side, whereas this one is very forthright in its aroma and taste. It still very much has the familiar peppery flavor that grain whiskey is known for, but the flavor is a wild ride of complexity. Very enjoyable.
 
Chris
Chris,
Smooth and great complex flavors
 
Scott
Scott,
It has a good smooth taste but it also has a bite that doesn’t linger with a nice after taste.
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: sweetness, grain and cinnamon Taste: sweet and smooth, some baking spices and vanilla as well Proof: 90 Score: 8.25/10
 
Tucker
Tucker,
Has that smooth craftsmanship you can taste. I've come to expect that from Japanese whiskey, and this is no exception. Definitely a good buy.
 
Tucker
Tucker,
Has that smooth craftsmanship you can taste. Typical of Japanese whiskey, and this is a good one.
 
Conner
Conner,
Definitely a sweet one but I enjoyed it.
 
Landis
Landis,
Not bad but didn't blow me away.
 
Giulio
Giulio,
One of my favorites, great price/quality ratio for any occasion.
 
J
J,
Like a lot
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
More than pleasantly surprised
 
Zack
Zack,
this is simply fantastic full body so good will be ordering it on the regular as long as its available. it lives up to the hype
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Excellent from beginning to the end. Full of flavor all a long the way. Go get a bottle now!!!
 
Michael
Michael,
Wow! That's pretty F'ing good. My first Japanese Whisky. I really like
 
Susanna
Susanna,
I loved this whisky, it was very good, really excellent.
 
Alex
Alex,
Tried drinking this right after Rabbit Hole Bourbon and the sweetness just exploded in my mouth. Was a fantastically unique experience. Love this Whiskey!!!
 
Robert
Robert,
Wasn’t as good as I thought it would be based on the hype and reviews, but still a very good drinkable whiskey. I may be bias to scotch, but this one just didn’t have a lot of depth to it. I got the vanilla and the spice/ pepper and a hint of Carmel but that was it. Nothing to exciting for me.
 
Sabrina
Sabrina,
Honestly don’t get it. Syrupy thick mouth feel, with a sweet that turns into pepper. Meh. Not a fan.
 
Deja
Deja,
Very mild but delicious.
 
Israel
Israel,
My first Japanese grain whiskey. I can see this replacing some of my other bottles. The vanilla and sweet fruit were balanced by the spice from the grain. Pleasantly surprised and enjoyed every drop.
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Excellent tasting whiskey. First taste of Japanese whiskey did not disappoint. Worth every penny.
 
Angel
Angel,
sweet, mellow, yet complex and perfect for colder weather
 
Brian
Brian,
There is a reason it is an award winner. Smooth and flavorful.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Smooth with nice long finish. No smoke.
 
Adam
Adam,
Smooth and interesting, however, the flavor and after taste (strong sweet vanilla) was not to my liking.
 
William
William,
my favorite from Japan
 
Eric
Eric,
Very smooth! This was my first Japanese whiskey. This will be a regular in my collection.
 
Cole
Cole,
Coffee taste is subtle, it doesn't hit you over the head.
 
Reinier
Reinier,
Such a nice smooth whiskey. A little sweet
 
David
David,
Beautifully balanced smells of vanilla, herbal flowers and a dash of spices, Sweet taste from the corn together with caramel, light citrus, other fruits and a big vanilla, A wonderfully long finish with fresh taste of corn that leaves you wanting to take another mouthful,
 
AJ
AJ,
For me, this has always been a hard whiskey to explain. I haven’t come across anything quite like this one. I recall the first time I tasted this one; I was in Savannah GA and had to be talked into trying it by the bartender. Thankfully, he was persuasive! The nose is fruity with notes of vanilla the flavor can best be described as soft and elegant with bright fruits and a tinge of chocolate; not syrupy and heavy in any way. The finish is also noticeably short. I've heard other people say things like it isn't “complex” – sometimes simple is preferred! With a cube or two, this is one of the few Whiskeys that I could drink on a hot summers day.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
This drink is smooth and I would def buy this again!
 
guest
guest,
Mild smell of vanilla and coffee, smooth aftertaste, lingers in the mouth and gives a mouth watering feeling. Like it!
 
guest
guest,
Nectar of the East.
 
Dawson
Dawson,
Good whiskey, good subtle flavors
 
Collette
Collette,
Great on the rocks or neat
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I love this whisky. As far as Japanese varieties go, I think this is the best available. Nikka makes other really great products, but this Coffey Grain is really something.
 
Alissa
Alissa,
Nothing particularly unexpected for whiskey, subtle flavors and smooth with ice.
 
Chris
Chris,
The quintessential bourbon. Everything is like a variant of this. By far the smoothest liquor I have ever had.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Great, smooth with ice... disappears fast though.
 
Jon
Jon,
Excellent, so smooth.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Very good
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Absolutely delicious whisky
 
Ian
Ian,
This whisky has a strong alcohol nose that hides the complex and smooth flavors and mouth feel of this expression. This is more widely available than you would expect and that is a huge part of the appeal. try this and it's malt sister for a true taste of superior craftsmanship. For those who like easy drinking on the rocks or neat this is a fantastic spirit that makes your mouth happy. Superb!
 
Nicole
Nicole,
Just exquisite. I had this paired with a caramel creme brûlée and I was thoroughly impressed.
 
John
John,
A wonderful and simple expression. Perfect amount of sweet and a clean finish. Highly reccomended
 
Doug
Doug,
an interesting and complex flavor. more sweet (vanilla?) than I would have expected. serve neat with a few drops of water to open it up and experience it fully.
 
Akbar
Akbar,
Very smooth, slightly spicy with a hint of coffee!
 
Levi
Levi,
It's sweet, but not overwhelming so like most bourbons. A lot of vanilla and caramel. This is what I've always wanted to find in a bourbon.
 
Cari
Cari,
GREAT whisky. Definitely one of my favorites. My only issue is that I found it at my neighborhood store for $12 less than I got it here.
 
Tom
Tom,
not nearly as much smoke or peat as the pure malt. very smooth and sweet. definitely a repeat purchase for me
 
Art
Art,
Vanilla stuck out to me, very smooth, now I want to try the Coffey Malt!
 
Scott
Scott,
I prefer the Coffey Malt - but only slightly. This is a great entry to Japanese whisky if you're a bourbon fan looking for crossover appeal.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Extremely good! Lots of Vanilla and smells of caramel. Obviously sweet and has a great oak barrel flavor to finish. Definitely worth owning a full bottle.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Delicious with a smooth finish.
 
Leo
Leo,
Pretty sweet but something you can still drink two ounces of without getting sick of it.
 
Joe
Joe,
Brown sugar, vanilla, creme brulee, a little spice, what's not to like?
 
Charles
Charles,
A complex and smooth whiskey. A must-try for bourbon lovers.
 
Erik
Erik,
Love this whiskey. Complex range of flavors and a lot of layers.
 
Gerrit
Gerrit,
Love this whisky. I always have one bottle on hand.
 
David
David,
What can I say ... I effen love it!
 
Johan
Johan,
One of the best whiskeys I’ve ever tried. Spicy, full and rich with notes of vanilla with a delightful long finish.
 
Joe
Joe,
Delicious complex taste blending lots of flavors as you sip it. Good intro to Japanese Scotch Whisky
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Has a very smooth beginning and finishes like a scotch, which I am a fan of.
 
guest
guest,
If I could, I would give it a 9.5. This is a solid Whisky. My only complaint is that Nikka has a Coffey Single Malt that is even better for just $5 more....another Whisky I go to on a regular basis. I feel it is a must for any serious Whisky guy’s cabinet. Let it open up for 5-10 minutes and watch your mind get blown.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
This is the best Japanese whisky I've had yet. Smooth, but full. Spicy, syrupy. Real nice.
 
guest
guest,
Sweet and smooth with distinctive coffee tease and and pleasing burn at the end! This is a special and different bourbon to have on your shelf for special occasions.
 
Chris
Chris,
The Flaviar spiral is right on, especially in the early flavors of vanilla followed by pepper. This is a sweet, but not too sweet bourbon drinker’s whiskey.
 
Chris
Chris,
I really like the duality of the spicy pepper and sweet vanilla/caramel. It has the smoothness of a 12+yr.
 
Rafael
Rafael,
Smooth, easy finish
 
Thee
Thee,
just about perfect!
 
Michael
Michael,
Great taste, notes of caramel. Flavor has character; complex and lingers on the tongue. Smells alcoholic, the nose doesn't really give you a sense of the amazing flavor.
 
Matt
Matt,
I purchased this and the Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony to try some good Japanese whiskey and this was easily the better of the two! Great taste and very smooth. Both were smooth but this was better. At virtually the same price (actually slightly cheaper) I’d suggest this bottle!
 
Monica
Monica,
Everyone should have a bottle of this on the top shelf of their liquor cabinet. This stuff is Ahhhhhhhhhmazing
 
Chris
Chris,
Well crafted whiskey, always a good choice
 
Dick
Dick,
Very smooth with great flavor. Just enough bite to make it fun!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Best damn bottle of Japanese whisky ever-hands down.
 
guest
guest,
Easy going, bit spicy. not overwhelming.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Glorious.
 
Jared
Jared,
Also a very easy drinking whisky. Somewhere in between a light and dark whisky.
 
guest
guest,
Great fun. Love the addition of coffee to the flavor profile.
 
Antti
Antti,
is an outstanding, single malt with a birth of corn & herbs, a sweet life of tropical fruit & syrup, while its' death is long & corny. Harmony!
 
guest
guest,
Elegant with an amazing aftertaste. A great introduction to Japanese whiskey!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Simply outstanding.
 
Ty
Ty,
Japanese take on bourbon. Really great stuff. I haven't had any American bourbons this good.
 
Philip
Philip,
Fabulouslyblended with a smooth finish
 
James
James,
It is smooth but not a repeat but for me. The taste and after taste are not what I am looking for. The smell is more rubbing alchol with a touch of corn than anything else. 4 drops of distilled water smoothed a double shot out to my drinkable standard.
 
Craig
Craig,
Very smooth with good flavor.
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Very smooth, bourbon-like whiskey.
 
David
David,
Loved this Japanese whiskey for the price. Thought is was very smooth and prefer it over Hibiki which was one of my "go-to" bottles.
 
Jon
Jon,
Smooth and flavorful. One my go to drinks
 
John
John,
A little sweet for a "scotch" but interesting and a great value, will always keep in house
 
guest
guest,
Extremely smooth and tasted it next to Yamazaki 18yr at The Society bar in the Park Hotel Tokyo. I actually preferred this over the Yamazaki. While it says coffee, it's not a strong coffee flavor, but very smooth and not punishing.
 
Michael
Michael,
Delicious! Must have.
 
Glenn
Glenn,
Great whiskey at the price point
 
Dean
Dean,
This is a great whiskey. It is on the sweet side, notes of honey or caramel.
 
guest
guest,
Honey. Delicate sweet.
 
Rich
Rich,
Very reminiscent of good bourbon. Flavor Spiral was spot on.
 
Elton
Elton,
Super smooth
 
Mr.
Mr.,
Very flavorful
 
Gary
Gary,
Bold!! Delicious
 
Katy
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
Jesse,
Very pleasant. Good, complex flavors.
 
Chris
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.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Perfection
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Light and sweet. Definitely a new favorite.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
love it!
 
Richard
Richard,
Absolutely amazing
 
Pedro
Pedro,
I loved the flavors and the smoothness of this whiskey!
 
Michael
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.
 
guest
guest,
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
Scott,
My favorite so far. Very smooth. After a small sampling I immediately bought a bottle of my own.
 
Bill
Bill,
Wifey and I both love this one! Absolute must have for your cabinet.
 
Eric
Eric,
Amaz-a-zing! Complex, no burn. Favorite so far
 
Matthew
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
Ron,
Wonderful firm yet flavoured whiskey.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Wow...It is like sucking on a butterscotch candy.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Perfect flavor at an amazing price would definitely recommend to anyone who appreciates a fine bourbon
 
Dr.
Dr.,
Amazing
 
Ruchik
Ruchik,
Nice sweet notes. Smooth finish overall.
 
David
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
Eric,
Deliciously different! Warm and smooth.
 
guest
guest,
This was a great find on vacation.
 
Diogenes
Diogenes,
Good stuff. Great balance of sweet, savory, and alcoholic. Fantastic for mixing or sipping on its own.
 
Paul
Paul,
Floral and more nuanced than many other varieties of whiskey. A great slow sipper.
 
guest
guest,
Delicious. A favorite forever.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
A perfect whiskey
 
Tim
Tim,
Unique!
 
guest
guest,
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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