The Coffey Malt is the latest born in the Nikka house and presented last year as a further expression of the Coffey stills owned by the company, usually known as "column" and generally used for the production of grain whisky.
This is precisely the peculiarity, being a 100% malt product; the distillation makes it a particular and unique product of its kind, considered by the company itself as a spearhead of the production and appreciated all over the world by the great connoisseurs of the genre.
Nikka Coffey Malt was the big revelation of 2014.
Made with a 1960s Coffey column typically used for grain whiskeys, this version is all malted barley.
The result is a whiskey with notes of lemon on the nose and plums, gourmet and with a beautiful creamy texture.
Nikka represents, to date, the new trend in the world of whisky.
The distillery continues to receive numerous awards and considerations from critics who are unanimous in defining these malts on a par with their (dated) Scottish cousins.
Japanese Coffey Malt Whiskey offers us an overview of the whiskeys at the base of all Nikka malt blends.
Whiskey Nikka Coffey Malt can be combined with a Cuban cigar such as Partagas short.
View: Very intense and bright golden yellow color.
Aromas: the nose has sweet notes of vanilla, annurca apple and cooked pear, together with smoky hints of caramel, toffee, yellow peach and toasted almond and hazelnut.
Taste: The taste is soft and velvety, enveloping the palate with a firm but round body in which cocoa and syruped fruit are referred to, in a long persistent finish of toasted cereals and popcorn.