Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Jan 2014 4:58 pm by wbarchive_350097

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€ 66.92

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

75 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.82 points

  1. Nestheth scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    This dram resembles coffey due to the thinness of its frame. It's another addition to the chain of chocolate - lemon palate whiskys. Nothing earth-shaking. A pleasant whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A vague coffeyish, burned fragrance is present. A dominant wall of citrus almost protects the dram. The citrus gives a fresh fragrance, yet overpowers. Some fruit gets through.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A devious 45 % abv., the alcohol seems tame at first, perhaps coupled with spice, but builds up to a decent strength. The frame isn't too robust, though. This customer may use added water. Just a teaspoonful. A dark chocolate joins in, amplified by the water.
    • Finish
      86 86
      At this point, a veteran whisky-lover will come to realize, this dram displays the same sweet and sour combination, chocolate and lemon, as countless other whiskys. The alcohol lingers. A short-lived finish. But pleasant.

  2. Captain Teague scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Orange, Apricot, Hazelnut, Vanilla and Honey in the Nose mixed with cake, cinnemon ( combine it to Nussecken fresh baked if you know what I mean ). Taste again the Nussecken some espresso notes, sweet orange, vanilla, Cream... finish: white pepper , medium dark chocolate, americano coffey cinnemon. Enough complexity and what it delivers is clear -no off notes here. Dangerously easy to drink...came back to this one after having it years ago.. great that that's one bottIe I appreciate even more today going up 2 points to 87
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. SAND scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky, 45% ABV, lot no. 6/12E381528. The bottle has been open for around 4 years. Tasted 03.01.2020:
    NOSE: Sweet, fruity malt and bourbon barrel notes; Barley sugar, light treacle, honey, butter, vanilla, dried banana, hint of fresh banana, sweet almonds, coconut, sweet wood, a little sawdust. Really nice! (88p)
    TASTE: The arrival is rather sweet, viscous and nice. The mid palate is less interesting; there is more sweet bourbon wood and less fruitiness. Cinnamon. With a few drops of water it opens up and becomes a bit more complex, with more but not stronger spices (85 p)
    FINISH: The finish is also a bit woody, with old wood notes, furniture polish, cinnamon and some black pepper. Rather long. (85 p)
    TOTAL SCORE 85 points.

    Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky. Tasted in 2015.
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Intense and very fruity nose with lots of tangerine, then smoke and pecan and brazil nuts. Pouring it in a large tulip shaped (red wine) helped very much in catching the full richness of the nose.
    Taste: Medium rich, nicely balanced. In the mouth initially less fruity than on the nose, but a week after opening the fruit unfolds here too, with apples and oranges. Vanilla, hints of maple suryp (but not sweet) and towards the end come spice, smoke and some iodine.
    Very nice whisky for the price.

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Just great, incredibly round chocolates. <3
    • Nose
      Fruity spicy, cappuccino praline, bitter orange, other citrus also comes up short, sweet malt, Williams pear and cinnamon
    • Taste
      Deep orange, as in brandy, mocha, vanilla, hint of cinnamon, plums, chocolates, mirabelle
    • Finish
      Medium to long, dry sweet with a little spice

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    simple, well done !!
    • Nose
      vanilla, spices, pear, taste of ether, glue varnish.
    • Taste
      heat, spices, alcohol, (it heats up!), return of the pear
    • Finish
      medium, vanilla, green fruits, almonds, with a return of rum

  6. Dutchdram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      A fruit-explosion, really! Loads of (exotic) fruits such as pineapple, melons and mango. But also notes of pears, lychees and dragonfruit. Followed by sweet notes like vanilla and manuka honey. At the end a note of burned sugar.
    • Taste
      86 86
      More complexity and sweet. It starts with fruits like melon, pears and clementines. Sweet notes of again the vanilla and manuka honey, but als a nice note of pralines. It turns a bit floral with notes of freshly cut grass and chamomile. At the end a spicy note of nutmeg.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long. Also complexity in the finish with notes such as honey, pears, cinnamon and licorice.

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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  8. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky 45%. Consumed Jan 2020. Golden dark yellow, orange hued. Aroma is very interesting. Dried mango and pineapple. So fruity and tropical. Crazy. Trail mix. Raisins and coconut. Bonkers. Taste is soft and oily, green raisins and trail mix, soft wood and vanilla. Creamy. Lovely spirit. I mean it's a very good and unique whisky without a doubt - the only issue being that it is sold at a price that exceeds a lot of world class age statement Scotch 3.5/84

  9. Ostap scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant Japanese, confectionery in aroma and this is his strongest point. The taste is pleasant but without enough depth.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh, oatmeal cookies, chocolate, sherry, Artek waffles, noticeable confectionery aroma, fresh paint (acetone), children's breakfast cereals, figs and dates, marinade note (branded for the Japanese), overripe cherries, carefully mineral notes, coffee with flavors , sweet popcorn, rahat-lukum. Cucumber brine in an empty glass.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Prickly, pepper, sweet, carbonated water, berry sour, sweet nut paste.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Warms, candy (caramels), not long, sweet and sour carbonated water, dry.

  10. Matt80 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A sweet nose with toffee and fruit. Lots of pear and citrus fruits with vanilla. Almost bourbon like.

      With water - sweeter topped with vanilla ice cream
    • Taste
      Rich, heavy fruit and nut. Strong overtones of orange and lemon with golden syrup. Quite creamy and buttery.

      With water - much creamier.
    • Finish
      Medium/long, a lingering honey note with wood spice and a sprinkle of salt. The fruit is still present with a touch of oakiness and hazelnut.

      With water - medium, wood spice lingers


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