Nikka Coffey Grain

Nikka Coffey Grain
WhiskyNikka Coffey Grain
CountryJapan
TypeSingle Grain
Abv45%
Rating 81/100
Reviews of Nikka Coffey Grain
says on January 13, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

De smaak is zoet en fruitig, je herkent meloen, grapefruit en vanille.

says on November 25, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Very sweet, long flavor, vanilla and banana notes.

says on November 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Fruity and sweet.
But i'd prefer the "coffey malt"

Nose

Sweet and fruity, mango, papaya, and orange peel

Palate

toffee and tropical fruit

Finish

syrup, oak

says on September 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

grainy with tropical fruit on the nose some banana and vanilla
lot more spicy on the palate then the Coffey Malt, with a lot of bourbon flavours.
cereal note in the finish.

says on July 11, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 73/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

Smell reminding Bain's grain but less sweet. Spicy taste.

says on June 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Burnished

General description

This is a bit sweet with a nice taste of grain. One of the best Nikka's i have tried.

says on April 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

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says on April 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Smooth, almost simplistic on palate. Subtle hints of coffee. Whishing for a bit more complexity.

says on March 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

VERY underwhelming. it's grain forward, a little hot, but most importantly it lacks any kind of interesting flavor. there's some vanilla, and some bready grain notes, but nothing that kept me wanting more.

says on March 5, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Tellement déçu que mon commentaire vaut peut-être peut.
Un nez tellement "chimique", très essence de therebentine !
je n'aime décidément que les single malt
j'aurais dû acheter le "Coffey malt" sans doute

says on February 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 50/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Yellow gold

General description

I’ll update this next time I taste this.
I had the malt and the grain one after another.
The malt is sugary sweet very unique to my experience in whiskey.
The Grain is also very mild like the Malt and From the Barrel.
My immediate thought was this is more sane, it’s mild but sane normal whiskey, closer to the From The Barrel than the Malt.
I enjoy all 3 a lot.

says on February 7, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Tawny

General description

My first step into Japanese whisky. very enjoyable with a subtle coffee flavor.

says on February 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

solid stuff

says on December 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

quite nice

says on December 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Amber

General description

Very smooth taste sweet caramel

says on November 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

caramellig rahmiger Single Grain. kaffee gut spürbar
sehr geschmackvoll

says on October 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Light, a little smokiness, but not harsh. Not something I would have all the time, but it's good

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Young, edgy, and yet, not unpleasant. Very interesting. I liked it alot despite its obvious youngness.

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 35/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Glue smell is dominant to me, I’m missing richness. Not for me... Perhaps it’s due to the corn?

says on July 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

for the money and availability maybe my new go-to

says on June 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

absolutely love it. different whisky but such a nice and pleasant palate and nose and it ass a brilliant finish

says on March 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

First off for those who don't know, Corfey refers to the type of still (column) and not coffee so this isn't some Kahlua type liqueur. It IS a good whiskey though and I really like it. Being a bourbon fan this gives me a lot of the flavors I like, vanilla, cinnamon and honey citrus.

says on March 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

The sweet nectar of the many faced God. Very elegant, velvety/clingy mouthfeel. Lots of bourbon flavors i.e. vanilla, toffee, caramel. But, you can taste deeper and find orange, mango, papaya, coconut, cinnamon. Very simple, but beautiful, precise, elegant, and balanced.

Nose

Vanilla, banana, brown sugar.

Palate

Vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, toffee, orange, mango, papaya, coconut, cinnamon.

Finish

Velvety/clingy elegant exit of all the flavors.

says on February 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 91/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

super different. very smooth. I liked alot.

says on February 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

My second Japanese whisky this weekend. This one at a tasting with friends.
The Nikka Coffey grain (corn) whisky. Botlled at 45% it's chill filtered an got additional colouring.

The nosing is surprisingly complex and diverse. Alcohol is soft but nicely complimented with a sweet floral vanilla. After a while a citric mocca appears.

On the taste the mocca turns over in to a oily peppery burnt caramel coffee. A slight smoke and a very nice vanilla custard join the party when mocca and caramel vanish to the background.

On the medium herbal spicy finish the vanilla shows itself again. Along with some sweet caramelly oak and banana.

This one reminds me a bit of Redbreast 12.

Very nice and advisable.

A few years extra would have leveled up my score I guess, but for now it's 82 points.

says on January 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

NAS, but 8 - 12yr old whiskies make up the vatting
Gold Award at the 2013 International Spirits Challenge

Palate

Buttery, unctuous, got legs
Desiccated coconut, tinned pineapple sweetcorn?
Maple syrup, Gypsy tart? Popcorn
Demerrara sugar, cinnamon slight alcohol heat
Umami?

Finish

mouth drying, wine tannic, tobacco, soap, white granulated sugar on the dying note

says on January 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Darker in flavor and surprisingly strong.

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

its a bit smokey n medium strong.. but i like it

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Very different, very much a lovely whiskey. Smooth, sweet and complex. Great addition to any collection

says on December 20, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Cinnamon, Orange, Mango, Pear, Coconut

says on October 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 98/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

It was awesome!
For sure I will take another one!

says on April 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

when i first opened and nosed this it was very unpleasant, soon as you let it breath it becomes a completely different wonderful beast.

says on April 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very different from other typical whiskeys. very complex!

says on December 3, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 50/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

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Flavour profile

  • Grain
  • Pale gold
  • Long finish
  • Corn

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