Nikka Coffey Grain is an original single-grain whisky, distilled mainly from corn in a Coffey still. This is meant for those in search of an unconventional whisky.
On the nose it is very aromatic, with heady notes of tropical fruit bursting out of the glass. Plenty of juicy candied fruit, mango and coconut. The rich tropical fruit continues on to the palate, along with caramel, toffee and vanilla from the cask. Very fruity and accessible. On the finish, this fruitiness combines beautifully with the toasty oak notes. This really is a fascinating whisky; one of the fruitiest you’ll find.
At the Miyagikyo distillery, two Coffey stills exist for the production of grain whiskies, the product of which was previously destined to end up solely in Nikka’s house blends. The Coffey still is a type of continuous still designed and patented by Aeneas Coffey in the 1830s. Imported from a distillery in Scotland in 1963, these stills yield a distillate with more flavour and depth than modern column stills, imparting a distinct character that defines the Nikka blends. The two unique Nikka Coffey expressions are the most recent additions to the Nikka family and the Coffey Malt was released in 2014 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Nikka and showcase the innovative spirit of the brand.
Coffey Grain offers the opportunity to taste an essential component of the famous Nikka blends.