Coffey Grain

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 112
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Brand: Nikka
Expression: Coffey Grain
Type: Japan Whisky / Grain
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Menthol. Eucalyptus gum trees then orange barley water, brown sugar, melting caramel and toffee apples. Roasted capsicum with balsamic vinegar and crushed black peppercorns.
Palate: Bags of sugar, treacle and raisin Danish pastry. A custard note as well. Creamy oak, bread and butter pudding. That roast capsicum sweetness comes through at the end.
Finish: Lush, creamy and oak laden.
Comment: An engaging, intriguing and interesting whisky.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: A hospital note. Ether even chloroform. Slowly fading away to give way to candy floss, barley sugar, vanilla syrup, demerara sugar caramel. Then a distinct peppery note which balances the sweetness
Palate: Sweet and smooth. Burnt caramel, demerara sugar, treacle, raisins in eau-de-vie. Then that peppery touch of the nose comes back with an oaky touch.
Finish: Dry, peppery.
Comment: Once the funny off note has gone, we have a pleasant whisky, not over sweet. Refreshing spicy profile.
Visit the distillery
Nikka Whisky Distilling Distillery, 5-4-31 Minami Aoyanma, Minato-ku, Tokyo , Japan
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