Nikka Coffey Malt, Japanese Whisky

$129.95 inc GST

700 ml, 45.0% abv, Japan

The Nikka Coffey Malt is the result of a unique distillation process using 100% barley in ‘Coffey’ type column stills at the Miyagikyo Distillery, which are normally used for grain whisky production. This rare 100% malt bottling offers a surprisingly rich texture.

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Description

Nose : Lively and tart. Zesty! Fresh and citrusy all the way. An ode to lemon, which the sweet Williams pear barely manages to temper. Fine pepper notes and a hint of balsamic vinegar blend together, with softer vanilla scents finding their way in. Café au lait.

Palate : Like the nose, its vivacity is sustained by citrus aromatics (clementine, orange) which come challenge more enticing notes of coffee, praline, baba au rhum, and vanilla cream. Surprisingly, prune, mirabelle and greengage aromas develop, leaving one with the false impression of an eau-de-vie.

Finish : Extends without batting an eye lid on prune

and mirabelle notes. Licorice makes a brief appearance

before the fruit takes center stage.

94.5 Points Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, 2015
Jim Murray has just anointed Nikka Coffey Malt as the Best Japanese Whisky in his 2018 Whisky Bible, 2018