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Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

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Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

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Coffey Grain is predominantly made from corn and distilled in a Coffey Still. The complex, sweet and mellow flavors of this expression will help you re-discover the beauty of a grain whisky.
Category Whiskey
Region Japan
Brand Nikka
Alcohol/vol 45%
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Whisky Advocate"Sweet, with subtle, crisp, nutty oak, then comes fudge, ripe banana, and peach. The overall effect is like eating vanilla ice cream with toffee fudge and hazelnut sprinkles. The structure is thick and physical, the palate sweet and quite fat, with light hints of raspberry, fruit salad. A jag of acidity freshens the delivery on the finish. With water there's more toffee, and it becomes slightly more yielding, with less oak. For me the gold standard of grain."

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Wine EnthusiastThe name of this whisky has nothing to do with coffee-rather, it's named for a type of still invented by Aneas Coffey, which is used to make this golden spirit. It offers mild vanilla-pear aromatics and is relatively light and silky on the palate. Look for a light vanilla sweetness at first, which gives way to a rounded dark chocolate note and baking spice finish. Recommended for highballs and other mixed drinks.

Kara Newman, March 1, 2016