Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky
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Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 45%)


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The best of both worlds.

Nikka is the synonym of Japanese Whisky craftsmanship and culture. It was founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese Whisky. A true visionary and the pioneer of Whisky industry in Japan. He learned his trade in Scotland and brought it to Japan. Worlds apart?

The company has two working distilleries – Yoichi and Miyagikyo. The latter was founded in 1969, thirty years after Yoichi. Taketsuru supposedly stumbled upon the picturesque location by chance, instantly realizing its potential as a prime spot for Whisky production. Good thing he did too, since the softer nature of the Miyagikyo’s Whiskies complements the big, smoky Spirits of Yoichi beautifully. Elegant, yet robust.

The high humidity and purity of air at Miyagiko is almost the same as in Cairngorms region in the heart of Scotland. Only the cherry trees are a reminder that the location is in the heart of Japan and not the Highlands. The distillery, one of the most up-to-date facilities in Japan - is using two old coffey stills which date back to the 19th century. Modern, yet traditional.

And it’s exactly these coffey stills in Miyagikyo that make Nikka Whisky Coffey Malt special. While most distilleries use their coffey stills only to make grain Whisky, in this case, Nikka uses them to create 100% malt Whisky, which is usually produced in copper pot stills. And that’s what makes this Whisky wonderfully unique. Delicate, yet spicy.

You see, they do things a bit differently at Nikka. In keeping with tradition and breaking with it at the same time. Nikka is all about contrasts and contradictions. The best of both worlds. Taketsuru may be gone, but his Spirit remains.

We saved the best for the end... Hear this, Nikka Coffey was named "Japanese Whisky of the Year" by Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2018!

Kanpai!
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Miyagiko
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Chill Filtered?
  • Maturation

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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milk chocolate
vanilla
banana
oatmeal
malt
nutmeg
oak
lingering sweet
smoky
What does Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky 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.
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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark amber.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Banana, Oak, Oatmeal.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla, Chocolate, Nutmeg.

Finish
Creamy and lingering. Sweet and Malty.
Ratings & Reviews
Brandee
Brandee,
Light, smooth.
 
Harri
Harri,
Perfect
 
Martin
Martin,
Tastes like bad medicine
 
Nick
Nick,
Good whiskey. I had it served on the rocks.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Love it
 
Christos
Christos,
One of the best whiskies in my opinion
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Delicious
 
Sergiy
Sergiy,
Soft, slightly on the sweet side. Very smooth.
 
Ben
Ben,
Excellent
 
Martin
Martin,
Soft opening aroma with hints of malt/oak. A smooth opening with the vanilla malted barley flavor. Very small hint of lemon with a short ending. I let it sit and warmed the glass in my hand. An easy drinking whisky with very little bite.
 
Tobin
Tobin,
Stunning whiskey!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Really great well rounded with some extra kick.
 
guest
guest,
Yummmm....so easy to drink. Let it breathe or the finish will make you pay. Most Japanese Whisky needs a hint of water to really open up...I use a spherical ice cube, they melt slow and look fun in the glass. Enjoy!
 
Raoul
Raoul,
In fact, a reasonably good whisky. Good nose, nice taste, but a sharp aftertaste spoils it all.
 
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