Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Distillery Bottling
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Jan 2014 4:55 pm by wbarchive_350097

Average value

€ 61.67

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.85 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nikka Coffey Grain is quite a reasonable young whisky, but it’s still a touch underdone in places. There’s some enjoyable freshness and fruitiness in places, but it’s all too brief and not particularly complicated either. By no means flawed, but for personal taste I’d take the Coffey Malt every single day of the week.

    • Nose
      Grains and solvents. Oily corns and grains join toffee and caramel and vanilla in a fairly delicate and not hugely expressive nose (the Coffey Malt has a lot more oomph to it). There’s quite a strong vein of varnish and solvent running through this one – it’s not unpleasant (unless you’re a recovering glue-sniffing addict), but does solidify the relative youth of this whisky. Fruits are presents, but a little non-descript – mangos and bananas possible, but yellow-fruits is a more apt descriptor. Delicate and light.
    • Taste
      Immediate rawness and solvent is tempered by some more pleasant fresh corns, vanilla and caramel. There’s earthiness here – mushrooms and some light butteriness that provides a modicum of texture. Spicing is greater here than on the nose – pepper in particular.
    • Finish
      Short and with oak and underlying earthiness.

  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky 45%. Aroma is very pleasant - lots of lovely toffee, mango, granola, coconut-vanilla oak and fruity spirit. Wow that's a great nose. Really great. Surprisingly top class. Super sniffable. Taste is spicy and a bit hot. Some rough alcohol. Woody-spicy. The aroma is just top class but taste is not nearly as good. Faint toffee and mango. Boozy hot finish. Shame the taste doesn't live up to the aroma but it's a good whisky 3.3/79

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
      vanilla, straw, sweet bubblegum, flowers, toffee
    • Taste
      77 77
      soft, sweet, rose water, hay, popcorn,
    • Finish
      76 76
      soft friendly wood notes, delicate and smooth

  4. leeho scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  5. r0back55 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Chocolate cherries, raisins, vanilla, rum

    Spicy, sweet, corn, rum, licorice

    Quite short, light, sweet

  6. Ficelli scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. Gous scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Gweddry scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      rum and coconut, vanilla, yellow melon, almonds, cake cream, raisins in rum, walnuts, lime, apple
    • Taste
      raisins, alcohol, vanilla cream, rum, caramel, fine pepper
    • Finish
      vanilla-raisin snail, a trace of banana

  10. Wolf68 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior


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