- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 45.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 01 May 2017 5:16 pm by JSW
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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
- 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.
Fresh, simple with dominating varnish.
Young, but milder than the nose gave warning for. Pear, brown sugar, a bit of citrus and then vanilla.
Short, initial spices, then combined with brown sugar. Decent, but too short.
- 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.
- Beautiful whisky. Full of flavor with fruit, wood and licorice. Excellent price quality. Not very complex but enough. And pepper
- creamy and oily, it's like a rum. Coffey and dark chocolate
- A decent everyday dram for those that like them sweet and easy.
Varnish all over, very dominating. Then vanilla shows up, followed by freshly polished wood, sawdust, mint, and a bit of honeysuckle.
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.
Oaky spices, very dominating pure white sugar, a bit of mint and cardboard linger. Medium long, fairly decent.