Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 May 2017 5:16 pm by JSW

Average value

€ 62.38

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Whisky Reviews for Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.75 points

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. BAR scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Nose: strong intensity of malt aromas, usually expressed as grains with just a hint of grass. This is usually mediocre with a very good sweet-dry balance. There are light pleasant well integrated wood flavours. Is there a hint of wine influence? Maybe, but it's just a hint. This is basic, but good. Added water increases the sweetness, raises the pitch and bundles the flavors.
    Palate: Crisp, pointed flavors present on delivery, clearly reflecting all three elements of barley, oak and perhaps wine. Very pleasant.
    Finish: medium long for the grain aromas, with death on wood (and wine if there is one). This loses some balance during the finish. Added water bundles the flavors throughout the finish.
    Balance: very good on the nose and very pleasing in the taste.

  4. DimiIkon scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
      Fresh, simple with dominating varnish.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Young, but milder than the nose gave warning for. Pear, brown sugar, a bit of citrus and then vanilla.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Short, initial spices, then combined with brown sugar. Decent, but too short.

  5. Ficelli scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Column still malt whisky, would be considered "grain" in Scotland since barley malt whisky is to be distilled in pot stills only. There is however a "Coffey" malt whisky from Loch Lomond out there under the grain moniker. Ok, back to this one, surprisingly pleasant whisky in comparison to all those young NAS grain-heavy Japanese blends flodding the market lately. Price is fair for what it its. Worth a try in my book. Recommended.

  7. Daan2 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Beautiful whisky. Full of flavor with fruit, wood and licorice. Excellent price quality. Not very complex but enough. And pepper

  8. elipszis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    creamy and oily, it's like a rum. Coffey and dark chocolate

  9. Gregers scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    A decent everyday dram for those that like them sweet and easy.

    Review: https://youtu.be/TivyVeCEm84
    • Nose
      72 72
      Varnish all over, very dominating. Then vanilla shows up, followed by freshly polished wood, sawdust, mint, and a bit of honeysuckle.
    • Taste
      73 73
      Good mouthfeel, very mild of the palate, good texture. Very sweet, cane sugar, syrupy, very little oak. Lots of barley, then cardboard notes join in with a little bit of menthol. Second chew is even spearmint, then vanilla. Really sweet, sugar and candy, no fruits. Light peppery notes. Third chew brings notes of cooked ham and a bit of dried herbs. Still too sweet for me.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Oaky spices, very dominating pure white sugar, a bit of mint and cardboard linger. Medium long, fairly decent.

  10. Pa_G scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82


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