Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Jan 2014 4:58 pm by very_bad_day

Average value

€ 64.30

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. erwinnlim scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Value (£50) : 2/10

  6. wisekycourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  7. valasios scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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

  9. Falang scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    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!

  10. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior


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