Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

Overall rating
82.89/100
votes
576
Whiskybase ID
WB50541
Category
Single Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
6/14E540926
Barcode
4904230035725
Added on
11 jan 2014 4:58 pm by wbarchive_350097

Average value

€ 67.36

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Whisky reviews for Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

82 users have left 89 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.89 points.

  1. ZLako scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Extremely good. Tropical fruits and great maltiness. I just had a sample but definitely going for a full bottle.

  2. MarcinCh scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The golden color. It is slightly oily.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Pretty full and intense. Rather sweet. Noticeable malt. Fresh fruit in the background. The fruit of the orchard. Caramel and vanilla. Honey. A touch of citrus in the background.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Malt. Sweetness. Lots of caramel and vanilla. Traces of fresh fruit in the background. A pinch of spices. White pepper. Then a little bitterness of the barrel. A bit of dark chocolate. Traces of citrus.
    • Finish
      80 80
      A little bit bitter at first. Dessert chocolate. Old barrel. A pinch of spices. Gently warming.

  3. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Rich, creamy chocolate. Vanilla. Powdered coffee. Dusty wood. Chocolate coated digestive biscuits. Caramel latte. Baking spices. Roasted cashew nuts. Water reveals fruits. Very tasty.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A typical representative of Japanese whiskys for me. It is initially light, almost delicate. However, with a little patience, you can tease out very interesting aromas, both on the nose and on the tongue, although it is not very complex. I like the combination of milk coffee and the fruit - here the tangerines in particular taste - and I've never had it like this from a Scottish representative. There is a Scottish distillery, the Loch Lomond Distillery, which also processes barley melted on a Coffey Still and is currently in dispute with the SWA over whether it should be recognized as a single malt. It is currently sold as a single grain.

    https://hogshead-whisky.blogspot.com/2022/07/nikka-coffey-malt-whisky.html
    • Nose
      86 86
      Typically Japanese, rather reserved, not intrusive in the beginning. pure harmony. First fruity aromas with a touch of lemon and some honeydew melon. In addition, a clear note of a cafe latte with vanilla powder sprinkled on the milk foam. In the aftertaste you will find grated coconut with mint cream and milk chocolate - like an After Eight with a coconut on top. With progression, the lemon changes from the beginning to orange zest. A very nice combination with the chocolate and peppermint.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very creamy on the tongue, the malt begins with a good portion of orange and tangerine compote - sweet and fruity. The milk coffee aromas from the nose are also clearly present in the taste. A lot of vanilla with a soft milk chocolate and nougat with nutmeg and a little cinnamon provide further aroma aspects. Slightly peppery, almost a bit of chilli catch is present towards the finish and ensure a pleasant balance.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The barrel shows itself with slightly stronger coffee or more dark cocoa. Nutmeg and cinnamon as well as a sweetness of caramel together with some almond/marzipan confectionery pull the strands in the finish.

  6. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    Light legs. Nose was a touch artificial on the sweet notes but it slowly grows on me as I quaff. So light and fruity I would’ve mistaken it as an Irish whisky in a blind tasting. Very easy going!

    [78-82] I'll gladly welcome another dram.

    N 25
    Light but expressive. Grainy, more to the cereal side. Fresh fruits (bananas, white Japanese peaches, a hint of oranges). New, mildly buttery wood. Warm spices. Vanilla ice cream. Mildly minty, some menthol. Bananas are blending well with the grainy note and now I’m getting banana bread. It grows even sweeter and ends in a toffee popcorn note.

    P 24
    Sweet and mouthcoating spices (white pepper, nutmeg). White peaches and bananas continue to shine. A hint of wood bitterness at the back. Vanilla and honey flowing through under the radar. A mild touch of citrusy at the back, think someone twisting lemon peels from a distance.

    F 23
    Short-mid, mildly dry finish. A whiff of fruits (mango, yellow pear, cantaloupe), wood, and warming peppery spices lingering

  7. LaCCuZZi scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    very pleasant
    • Nose
      amandel , toasted nuts
    • Taste
      almond light tones of candied fruit
    • Finish
      soft medium long nicely rounded . Turkish fruit

  8. JeanChan scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Cipidos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. kofima scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  12. Simon Stood scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    21-22-21-21

  13. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly good.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Had I tried this blind, I'm sure I would've pegged it for a much older whisky. Thanks to the column still distillation, it's got that deceptive glue note that comes through in older grains or *really old* malts.

      Indistinctly fruity (mango, banana, and apricot, perhaps?) and very rich and creamy. Custard, honey, breakfast cereals. Crème caramel, cinnamon, Panettone, croissants... I find this excellent for its – presumably young – age.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pretty sweet initially, then more and more spicy, with a nice charcoal-like, ashy, carbolic "darkness" at the end. I wonder if that's not even a touch of peat smoke I'm getting here. A short, but intense moment of more neutral heat in the last third, almost like a fruit brandy. Again, not super complex or obviously old, but supremely enjoyable.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dark chocolate mousse, ristretto / mokka, strong black tea, baclava.

  14. avason scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Tried side by side with the Nikka Coffey Grain, this one jumped out head and shoulders. Like drinking a dried fruit dessert.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Pear, banana, vanilla, caramel, bubblegum, chocolate. Overall quite a sweet nose but I love it, I keep coming back just to smell it
    • Taste
      85 85
      Again sweet but not one dimensional in any way. Dried fruits, pastry with whipped cream, some oak and spices, cinnamon?
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium and warm, some spice and wood, pear again, ends on a licorice note

  15. 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.

  16. Funtik scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. erwinnlim scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Value (£50) : 3/10

  22. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    milk, nuts, mellow, tropical fruits, intense oak, used leather
    creamy, banana, white chocolate.

  23. 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

  24. valasios scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  25. whiskyandbeer scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Bought the bottle years ago, but I'm still in love with this one! Maybe a bit too much on the sweet side for some but still my favourite non-peaty whisky.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Burnt Caramel, Vanilla
    • Taste
      98 98
      Vanilla, Cane Sugar, a bit of Wood
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very dry

  26. Falang scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Fruity nose with a wide range of different influences. Taste is full; mix of sweet and bitter tones, hint of spice. Long finish and great complexity. Lovely! Price vs. quality -> a great whisky!!
    • Nose
      80 80
      Pear, bit floral and very fruity, hint of coconut and something surprisingly sugary too (like candy -> Skittles?). During a second sniff I have more fruit and also fresh cut grass plus a hint of aceton.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Bitter entry with a hint of various citrus fruits. Something stoney at the back of the mouth + a hint of spice. Nicely balanced. There is something sweet too: a speck of vanilla, and syrup (syrup de Liège made of caramelised apples). Unexpected surprise: Maybe a hint of cigar(smoke) at the end?
    • Finish
      82 82
      Dry aftertaste with a combo of soldier-cookies (or sandcoockies), old butter, somewhat creamy mouth feeling, and a little bitternes. I have some specific walnut taste too in the finish. Dies out slowly. Beautiful.For me there are hints of young wood too, combined with a tiny bit of beeswax polish and cinnamon. Finish is longer than expected and perfectly dies out. Love it!

  27. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  28. 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.

  29. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple, pear, apricot, honey, cereals, some wax, some cinnamon

      I did not remember it so fruity. I had not had that for some time now and the whiskey also had plenty of time and air contact.
    • Taste
      Very soft, pear, apple, honey, cereals, lemon, apple peel, some pepper

  30. marq scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Velpon glue honey white fruit vanilla
    Taste
    Fat buttery a lot of caramel espresso crema
    Finish
    Sweetly spiced honey tones floral

  31. Joband scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  32. Luigisim scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  33. schengel10 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Somewhat strange, but a decent whisky!
    With 52,00 € unfortunately too expensive!
    • Nose
      unusually fruity, (bourbon) vanilla, cereals, seasoning;
    • Taste
      powerful onset, lots of vanilla (like straight bourbon), fruity (apricots), soft, oily and well balanced;
    • Finish
      mid-length fruity finish;

  34. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 96 points to the Nikka Coffey Malt. "Not quite the genius of the 12 year old. But still one of the most tactile and sensual whiskies on the world whisky stage today" Pure matter of taste... ISC Gold 2015 & 2017, WWA Silver 2017, Japanese Whisky of the Year - 2018 Whisky Bible. This series will be discontinued by Nikka in 2019!

  35. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Nose: not as fruity fresh as the grain. Subtle oak, slightly dusty, licorice and light fruit in the background. Mouth: mild, soft, fruity, velvety, some wood. Finish: medium length, some wood, also some cardboard, slight fruit notes. Conclusion: that is how many German single malts taste. Somehow Malt and Coffey Still do not fit together so much, that seems a bit pointless. The grain was more expressive.

  36. Kaleva scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting whisky, the nose is very nice and exotic. Easy-drinking, light, sweet. Reasonable pricing makes this bottle quite a good purchase.
    • Nose
      Sweet, banana, pear, vanilla, baba au rhum, caramel
    • Taste
      Sweet, vanilla, butterscotch, dried fruits
    • Finish
      Short, sweet, spicy

  37. Lorion scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Delicious. 81 points.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Oranges, apples and pears. Add chocolate and a touch of oak. Very round.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Soft, creamy. Chocolate. The fruits are now very interwoven. Milk coffee in the dessert.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium. Sweet. Discreetly spicy.

  38. DrBardamu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  39. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very fruity, sweet whisky with delicious aromas that you can smell for minutes. I think this one is too sweet for some, but I love it. My girlfriend, who likes rum more, too!
    • Nose
      First some glue. Then pear, a little lime and chocolate raisins.
    • Taste
      Soft milk chocolate, blood orange, ripe and deep sweet orange/yellow fruits (mango/peach), some gingerbread spices.
    • Finish
      Long finish. Caramel, liquorice, orange. The sweetness lingers for a long time.

  40. meatlove scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      85 85

  41. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Cake, cream, toffee, apples, lemon zest, orange, a little bit spirit, cologne water notes on nose. 

    Chocolate, coffee, green apples, spices, vanilla, orange and spirit notes on palate.

    Chocolate, spices, lemon zest, vanilla and orange on middle finish.

  42. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, tasty, quite rich and varied mole, expected the worst, quite good fragrance and finish. Given the fairly low price, an excellent way to get acquainted with Japanese whisky.
    • Nose
      Open, cream-confectionery, shortbread, biscuit Birch, jam, carpentry and lacquer notes, a few mineral tones - dry heated stones, oiled tools, steel dust with machine oil.
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy-oak, varnish-resin, light peppery wave, viburnum, cowberry; gradually the oak unfolds wider and wider, and into the depths is added.
    • Finish
      Spicy with oak bitterness, sour berries - strawberries, red currants, tangerine peel, light and pleasant.

  43. htz881 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  44. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  45. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet malt and oranges. Caramel and chocolate. Perhaps it's my imagination but I smell some grain and bourbon in here but more refined and delicate than the coffey grain.
    • Taste
      Less body than the coffey grain and the same spices. Little fruit and some citrus. Quite smooth and elegant but more liquer style than whisky. Very little oil.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, malt and vanilla.

  46. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  47. namnug scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Cannot take the banana character. Too sweet. Interesting and unusual though.
    • Nose
      Strong banana character with hints of citric fruits, honey, vanilla, and oak wood. Also with some unpleasant plastic hints. Some maple syrup-like floats with a drop of water
    • Taste
      Smooth and moderate-thin body. Creamy. Still, strong banana character. Spicy. Ends with nutty character.
    • Finish
      Nutty and with cocoa.

  48. Macheye scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nikka Coffey Malt is certainly a touch unusual, but it’s also easy-going and quite fruity. Not the world’s most complex whisky, but there’s certainly enough going on, and going on well to find enjoyment here. Elements of this remind me of a hybrid between Irish pot still whisky and a very light bourbon – that’s no bad thing at all.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/miyagikyo-/nikka-coffey-malt/
    • Nose
      An interesting and slightly unusual nose. Lots of butter and bakery aromas mix with corn – there’s something of a hint of bourbon here. Honey and yellow fruits provide sweetness (lots of it) – melons and bananas in particular. There’s a slightly solvent-like edge that reminds me of Airfix model glue. Woodiness comes through nicely and combined with a pinch of nutmeg for spice.
    • Taste
      A light but reasonably mouth-coating arrival. Again, it’s somewhat bourbon-like – caramel, butterscotch and light vanilla join peaches and bananas and sweetened corns. Underneath there’s a pleasant chocolate flavour, and it pains me to say coffee, but coffee is there too. Again nutmeg in terms of light spicing. It’s all rather sweet, but not quite into the realms of saccharine.
    • Finish
      Short to medium and emphasising chocolate and sweet fruits.

  49. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  50. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Glue, banana, strong alcohol, honey, citrus, pear
    • Taste
      Soft sweet. Oil-like structure, citrus, honey, vanilla, cappuccino
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet, honey, cappuccino, soft

  51. KayMeertens scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple, vanilla, a little glue and caramel.
    • Taste
      Apple, pepper, gingerbread spices, curry, cardboard and clean wodka-like alcohol.
    • Finish
      Apple, cardboard, nutmeg and vanilla.

  52. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/mnc-pikka-nikka-2/

    Only a few years ago Serge remarked about this Coffey malt, ‘It’s lost its vintage, its age, and a good few degrees, but it is malt whisky!’ – malted barley distilled in Miyagikyo’s Coffey stills in fact.

    N: After the grain, this malt is far richer & oilier & buttery. Its the barley-sugar-complex-depth that is making the difference, given both this and the Nikka Coffey grain are of a similar age & distilled from the same two Coffey stills [though with different settings no doubt]. Some chocolate, a little sherry?, milky Crunchie bar [Bart] and fairly simple sugars – not much but very pleasant.
    T: Again like the grain, its young yet well tempered whisky though theres no getting away from the fact its a young whisky however clever the engineering. A controlled sweet<sour with a big chew in the middle. Reminds me of a slightly tannic/sour, young Inchgower.
    F: Really tasty before a medium-short exit.
    C: Really decent basic NAS, tasty for what it is. Add water for best results.Scores a C-

  53. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Café Latté
    Both Yoichi and Miyagikyo single malts are distilled in traditional pot stills, but the company Nikka also has several column stills as well, called Coffey stills. Those are used to create both grain and single malt whisky. Nikka has bottled these as Coffey Grain and Coffey Malt. Let us put these head-to-head, ending with the malt.
    Sweet malt, lime zest and juicy pears precede white bread and a handful of hazel nuts on this very sweet nose. Nice hint of café latté with whipped cream and vanilla. After a few moments I even get some pastry. Well, this is a rather nice nose indeed.
    Oily on the palate and gently spiced. Think pepper and liquorice. The fruit is again of the citrus family, while some yellow plums come to the surface. But what stands out mostly for me is a dark sweetness that reminds me more of a rum than whisky. The coffee becomes praline, the whipped cream turns to vanilla custard.
    It’s the plums that linger the longest in this medium long and sweet finish.
    This is much more interesting than the grain variant and I’m not saying this because I am a malt snob. I’m not. This is simply much more complex and better. Around 55 EUR, just like the Coffey Grain.

  54. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  55. LiquidThoughts 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

  56. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  57. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    No high-flyer, but something different for a change.
    • Nose
      Sweet cereal nose, fresh, malty, honey.
    • Taste
      In the taste remains this sweet fruitiness, almost like licorice. Over time, a little spicier, stronger. Something tastes good, which I can not quite reach.
    • Finish
      Long finish

  58. Andytka3 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Soft and gentle citrus lemon zest and eucalyptus freshness, lightly
    pungent when nose deeply. Underlay with some oiliness and biscuity.

    Palate:- Heated, creamy and full body. Flavourful, zesty with touch of caramel.

    Finish:- Smooth and easy drinking, medium-long. Combination of wood bitterness with lemon / orange sweetness.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  59. wisekyofcourse 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

  60. Titi94 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    OB Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Gold.

    Nose: Lively ant 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 whithout batting an eye lid on prune and mirabelle notes. Licorice makes a brief appearance before the fruit takes center stage.

  61. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  62. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      flowery/"bourbony", honey, 
    • Taste
      stingy on the tounge at first but disappear fast, sweet, honey,
    • Finish
      butterish

  63. bob92 scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Pure butterscotch.  The most butterscotch-y whisky I have ever tasted.  Really pleasant and delicious.  There are some petrol/acetone elements on the nose, probably due to the young age--would love to see this in a 12yo or 15yo form.  Still, quite tasty and fun, and worth picking up if you can find a bottle under $60 or so.

  64. sopie scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Strong glue with a hint of banana smell.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  65. jankes scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  66. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  67. tomy63 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    deep gold color, nose less expressive than the Coffey grain but not so different, with a lot of vanilla, honey, malt, spices, banana, marked by Bourbon casks a priori. Mouth more expressive, a little sweet, very vanilla, spicy, yellow fruit, quite sweet, a little thinner than the grain coffey but less greedy. Lo, average on vanilla and spices.

  68. rottendon scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Hm. Hard to say anything, either he was too old, or he is still too young, or he is NAS and dumped useless barrels. That would be my impression. You can drink that, but I would not pronounce a recommendation.
    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      In addition to a few yellow fruits and vanilla, unfortunately, at the beginning there is also a sloping note of chemically treated sour cucumbers. Luckily, this haunt is over quickly and the nose becomes clearer. The yellow fruits remain, but are now in warm butter swung. There is also something dark, sherrytöniges and slightly tickling alcohol.
    • Taste
      Sweet sour mix of something, hard to define. The mouthfeel is full, some menthol comes out the back.
    • Finish
      In the finish he likes, the remains of the indefinable sound and a slightly bitter spice stays a little longer, not too long ...
      ... but, quite late, I still get the impression of walnuts on the palate.

  69. Spirit of Delphi scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nose: soft, honey, orange, apricot, acid
    Flavor: soft, very well balanced, well balanced
    Finish: medium

  70. zinaf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    very enjoyable. whre malt and bourbon worlds meet :)
    • Nose
      excellent, very well developped in just 10min. Sweet vanilla, with some malt, honet and fruity tones (ripe banana).
    • Taste
      nice fruit and spice on the palate
    • Finish
      medium, lingering sweetness and some scented wood

  71. tymiek scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  72. Ciro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  73. kalervo scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    It was not quite my taste, adding water could have changed thoughts. I tasted at Mikko 12/2015.
    • Nose
      A sweet, bourbonic smell.
    • Taste
      Slightly sharp, syrupy, bitter melon. Thick mouth.
    • Finish
      Still a bit sharp and bitter aftertaste. Shortish.

  74. RL_whisky scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      78 78

  75. Peter87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  76. sopie scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  77. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  78. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey, sweet, fruity
    • Taste
      Creamy, oily, smooth, sweet, fruity (apples, apricots)
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity, sweet

  79. Blo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not the best Jap' on the market but I have to say that it is quite pleasant a probably flawless if we forget the little bitter finish.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, and suggary. Very bourbony in a way. I guess that it can easily be taken for a bourbon if nosed blind.
    • Taste
      Now Japan talks. A bit toasted, still sugarry, but the delicate and subttle aftertaste reminds that this well japanese. Lacks a bit complexity but this is very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Not extremely long a suprisingly a tad bitter.

  80. ThS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very bourbon and grain on the nose as on the palate. Vanilla, coconut, varnish, yellow fruits. Oily mouth, slightly bitter. Finale hot and fruity.

  81. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Full, juicy-sweet, not too complex whisky. He already seems a bit peculiar - maybe by the type of distillation - but I can not identify exactly. Possibly. the brandy note.
    • Nose
      spicy-sweet, applesauce, baked apple, pear compote, cinnamon, a little clove, vanilla
    • Taste
      sweet and fruity, oranges, ripe plums, chocolate, caramel, toasted malt ... a bit of milk coffee ... after a while something reminds of bittersweet beans
    • Finish
      long, sweet, some milk coffee and sharpness

  82. Peter87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  83. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    First only alcohol and glue -> leave covered first. Then comes a delicate, almost fragile nose, gentle vanilla, sweet pear, marshmallows, pink bubble gum spaghetti (or this tube), pleasant, light white oak comes through, as you imagine a good Lowlander, beautiful sweet cereal notes, wheat, fresh, ripe kiwi comes ... Breathing is worthwhile here enormously!

  84. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    its different, and you have to get used to it, especially to the rose notes and the somehow nailpolish coffey style. but after that, it is a very fine quality dram at a quite acceptable price.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  85. Sygkofar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I do not understand the low ratings of this bottling. At its price level it is a very, very good whisky indeed. I pick up beautiful dark chocolate, banana and coffee notes in the nose and although it's rather sweet in the taste, it's in perfect balance with an oaky dry finish. One of my 2014 favorites.

  86. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    nice, very sweet on the palate, easy to drink, zero complexity
    • Nose
      Coconut, felt veleda, vanilla, evokes a bourbon
    • Taste
      sweet
    • Finish
      average

  87. fradin11 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      59 59

  88. wbarchive_350097 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very fresh and full of pear! This is really nice.

  89. nicolas94 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A style very greedy and appreciable, easy to drink, pleasant to consume. Must be excellent in cocktail
    • Nose
      Gourmand, fruity: pear, banana, vanilla
    • Taste
      Always greedy, sweet, rice pudding, cereals (corn)
    • Finish
      Caramelized, return of the pear

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