- Blended Grain
- Distillery Bottling
- 45.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 11 Jan 2014 4:57 pm by very_bad_day
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Whisky Reviews for Nikka Coffey Grain
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.04 points
- Too young and boring
Muted, menthol, notable alcohol bite, caramel, vanilla
Bitterness, veggie taste, chocolate, siruppy
Burned sugar, short
- 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.
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.
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.
Short and with oak and underlying earthiness.
- delicious, simple drinking whiskey. Something for the terrace in summer.
sweet, light fruit, vanilla, citrus, floral. Pleasant, not complex.
round, sweet, then slightly bitter, a little oak, vanilla, citrus, banana. A bit of the taste of licked oak in the background.
Relatively short. It leaves some sweet oak, with vanilla and citrus, the sweetness has something of sweetener.
- Nose: first only Uhu Alleskleber if you let him stand something, the glue evaporates something and leather notes come through with me. Give it some time and with a little more distance to the glass, sweet notes come. Maybe cotton candy and some vanilla can be seen. Citrus fruits as described I smell no!
From the smell something taken with eagle owl. Bitter leathery first of all not my taste. But then ... caramel, banana some lacquer crack ... WOW ... Long strong finish but unfortunately also has a little bitterness. Overall impression:
You have to give time to the whiskey. At the first impression and the smell he can not score, but behind harsh he catches up clearly. Not the best Japanese and not the best Grain I've ever been allowed to drink. But very interesting whiskey, the money (I paid € 47, - paid) is worth.
- This would be nice on a sunny day, relaxing in the hamoc after moving the lawn.
Very fresh, sweet and fruity. Lots of citrus in the form of freshly sqeezed lime. Light floral notes.
Again, very fresh. Sweet corn. Very little noticable alc. Almost like a good gin with lime and sugar crusted rim.
Not too long and not much developing, but again; some corn syrup.