Nikka Coffey Grain

Nikka Coffey Grain

Price: $75 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: MiyagikyoNikka

Region: Honshu, Japan

45% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 95% corn, 5% malted barley

Cask Type: Unknown

Chill Filtered: Unknown

Color Added: Unknown

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Straw gold

Nose: An awful funk, I found it very unpleasant to sniff. Papaya and some type of unique fruitiness that I would not expect from a mainly corn mash bill.

Taste: Toffee, Cinnamon, and kiwi. Much better than the nose, and still very unique. Fruitiness gives way to a light vanilla oak.

Finish: Apricot, Raisin, and vanilla. A slight bit of oak still shows on a short light finish.

Thoughts: This has been one of my least favorite noses on a whiskey. There’s just some kind of fruit funk I don’t care for. Besides that it’s mostly fruity with lite vanilla and oak.

Score: 70 out of 100

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