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Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

Overall rating 214 votes 83.35
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
6/14E540926
Barcode
4904230035725
Added on
11 Jan 2014 4:21 pm by very_bad_day

Member rates

604 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

38 Notes

ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
09 Apr 2017 1:43 pm
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Fruchtig pikant, Cappucino-Praline, Bitterorange, anderer Zitrus kommt auch kurz vor, süßes Malz, Williamsbirne und Zimt

Taste

Tiefe Orange, wie im Brandy, Mokka, Vanille, Hauch Zimtapfel, Zwetschgen, Pralinen, Mirabelle

Finish

Mittel bis lang, trocken süß mit etwas Würze

Comments

Einfach toller, unglaublich runder Pralinenmalt. <3

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
26 Jun 2017 6:15 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 80 points

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-

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
01 May 2017 8:46 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 84 points

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.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Dhugal MacArdry
Expert Senior Dhugal MacArdry Review note
16 Apr 2017 12:41 pm
Dhugal MacArdry gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
82
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
90
Presentation
84
My Collection
baldandbeardy
Member Senior baldandbeardy Review note
20 Mar 2017 6:20 pm
baldandbeardy gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.6
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
78
Presentation
82
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Tasting note
20 Mar 2017 11:54 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Süße Getreidenase, frisch, malzig, Honig.

Taste

Im Geschmack bleibt diese süße Fruchtigkeit, fast wie Lakritze. Mit der Zeit etwas würziger, kräftiger. Da schmeckt irgendwas hervor, was ich nicht ganz greifen kann.

Finish

Langer Abgang

Comments

Kein Überflieger, aber zur Abwechslung mal etwas anderes.

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
24 Dec 2016 8:07 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 76 points

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.

Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
85
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Tasting note
20 Nov 2016 7:26 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

vanille, épices,poire ,goût d'éther ,de colle à vernis.

Taste

chaleur,épices,alcool,(ça chauffe!),retour de la poire

Finish

moyenne,sur la vanille,les fruits verts,les amandes,avec un retour de rhum

Comments

simple ,bien fait!!

My Collection
Titi94
Expert Senior Titi94 Note
12 Nov 2016 6:07 pm
Titi94 gave this whisky 84 points

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.
robain
Expert Senior robain Review note
01 Oct 2016 8:18 pm
robain gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.9
Nose
81
Initial taste
85
Body
81
Finish
85
Price
83
Presentation
82
My Collection

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