Nikka

Single Coffey Malt, 12 Years Old

ABV 55%
REVIEWED Issue 70
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Specifications
Brand: Nikka
Expression: Single Coffey Malt, 12 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 55%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: It's a rum,isn't it? Sweet oak,liquorice, anise/fennel.Then in time,rosemary, coconut and peach. Liquorous.
Palate: Barley sugar melting in the mouth, then mix of sweet nut and guava. Lingering and smooth. Yup,a rum.
Finish: Nutmeg.
Comment: Layers of seductive soft fruitiness. A malt made in a Coffey still? Why the hell not!
7.9
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Starts with a big alcohol punch. After a few seconds,you are taken on the rum road ! And more precisely on the 'rhum grand arôme.' Medicinal. Clove oil,cardamom. Caramel, vanilla.
Palate: Not as sweet as the nose promised it to be. Oak prevails. A sharp spirit bite. But the Guyana rum Demerara profile cannot be denied.
Finish: Long,spicy,with a green stalk note.
Comment: I can't believe this is a whisky. A(decent) rum yes,but where is the grain?
6.5
Visit the distillery
Nikka Whisky Distilling Distillery, 5-4-31 Minami Aoyanma, Minato-ku, Tokyo , Japan
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