Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Nikka Coffey Malt

Nikka Coffey Malt

Official bottling
Single malt - East Honshu
Dark gold
45% ABV

Nose: Apples, pears, honey, caramel, new rubber, hints of dried pineapples. 
Mouthfeel: Light body, airy, fizzy, slightly astringent. 
Tasting: Sweet sour. Cola nuts, apples, dried pineapples, honey, tobacco leaf, hints of coffee. 
Finish: Short. Coffee, apples, dark chocolate, cola nuts. 


Nikka's coffey stills were initially located at Nishinomiya Distillery, and moved to Miyagikyo around 1999. This bottling was released in 2014, and I believe it's all distilled on the grounds of Miyagikyo. Coffey by name, coffee by nature - I couldn't believe my tastebuds. I first thought it was suggestibility, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't. This is deliciously sweet sour, ever so slightly astringent and bitter, suggesting those wonderful chocolatey, coffee notes.


I like this a lot.

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