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Nikka Coffey Grain

Overall rating
82.04/100
votes
248
Category
Blended Grain
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
6/12E401038
Barcode
4904230032731
Added on
11 Jan 2014 4:57 pm by very_bad_day

Average value

€ 55,37

3 × in wishlist

Level Username
Member Senior Massimo
Member Junior Simon68
Newbie Zyno

248 × member ratings

607 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Nikka Coffey Grain

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.04 points

  1. DrBardamu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. davidloosli scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Too young and boring
    • Nose
      Muted, menthol, notable alcohol bite, caramel, vanilla
    • Taste
      Bitterness, veggie taste, chocolate, siruppy
    • Finish
      Burned sugar, short

  3. 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.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/miyagikyo-/nikka-coffey-grain/
    • 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.

  4. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    delicious, simple drinking whiskey. Something for the terrace in summer.
    • Nose
      sweet, light fruit, vanilla, citrus, floral. Pleasant, not complex.
    • Taste
      round, sweet, then slightly bitter, a little oak, vanilla, citrus, banana. A bit of the taste of licked oak in the background.
    • Finish
      Relatively short. It leaves some sweet oak, with vanilla and citrus, the sweetness has something of sweetener.

  5. Myst111 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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!
    Taste:
    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.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. martinni scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    This would be nice on a sunny day, relaxing in the hamoc after moving the lawn.
    • Nose
      Very fresh, sweet and fruity. Lots of citrus in the form of freshly sqeezed lime. Light floral notes.
    • Taste
      Again, very fresh. Sweet corn. Very little noticable alc. Almost like a good gin with lime and sugar crusted rim.
    • Finish
      Not too long and not much developing, but again; some corn syrup.

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