Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky 70cl Gift Boxed 45% ABV
The Nikka Coffey Malt is the result of a unique distillation process in Coffey stills, which are normally used for grain whisky production. This rare 100% malt bottling offers a surprisingly rich texture and wonderful depth of flavour.
On the nose it is fruity and spicy, with plenty of sweet spice, refreshing lemon notes and an appealing nuttiness. On the palate, it is rich and full flavoured. A hefty whack of spice – cinnamon and clove – at first, then joined by notes of dark chocolate and roasted nuts, then a touch of orange lightens the feeling. The finish is perfectly balanced between the fresh citrus, heady spices and toasty oak. This is a simply wonderful whisky that combines fruit, spice and oak to great effect.
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.