Nikka Coffey Gin 70cl 47% ABV
Nikka Coffey Gin
Distilled in Nikka Whisky’s signature “Coffey Still”, the Rich and Mellow spirit at the heart of this Japanese Gin is characterised by a luxurious and silky texture. Eleven botanicals are used, including amanatsu, yuzu and sansho pepper from Japan, alongside coriander, citrus peels and apple juice. There is also a touch of apples, a fruit deeply related to the history of Nikka, followed by pleasantly tangy hints of Japanese Sansho pepper on the finish.
On the nose, loads of citrus fruit to start – yuzu, lemon zest and rich orange juice. Soft and buttery spice is layered underneath. Citrusy and spicy juniper sits between the two, bridging the gap. In the mouth it is initially sweet but then the citrus rolls in – layers of fruit, peel and pith. There’s an exoticness to the combination, hinting at a tropical fruit salad, but it’s grounded by soft spice, earthy juniper and a touch of tongue-tingling sansho pepper. Spice and citrus peel lead on the finish, fading to leave sweet and sour citrus zest.
Intensely citrusy, with a distinctively exotic twist on more familiar Gin flavours. It is lighter than its ABV may suggest and fresh tasting, but with just enough spice to pull it down to earth.