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Nikka

Nikka
Coffey Grain Whiskey

Category: Japanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 45%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$69.99

Nikka
Coffey Grain Whiskey

Category: Japanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 45%
Dusty gold color. Creamy, fruity aromas and flavors of coconut cream pie, dried tropical fruits, pink peppercorns, and pencil shavings with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a complex, medium-long creme Anglaise, delicate spice, sarsaparilla, and white cigar ash finish. A creamy, inviting whisky that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Spicy & Rich
Aroma Aroma: coconut cream pie, dried tropical fruits, pink peppercorns, and pencil shavings
Taste Flavor: creme Anglaise, delicate spice, sarsaparilla, and white cigar ash
Smoothness Smoothness: Silky
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy, inviting whisky that is sure to please.

The Producer or Importer

Hotaling & Co. Importer-Distiller

The Producer or  Importer
1705 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA
1 415-863-8350

Japanese Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Outside of Scotland, there may be no other country that produces as many great whiskeys as Japan. A few natives began producing whiskeys in Japan in the early 20th century, and armed with knowledge from time spent in Scotland learning their craft, blended whiskeys were born in Japan. Single malts did no come about in Japan until the late 20th century and today they are regarded as among the finest in the world.

The finest Japanese single malts are aged for a lengthy period, from 12-18 years. Styles vary from relatively light to more full-bodied with a peaty quality very much in the style of a single malt Scotch. Flavors range from honeyed cereal to brown spices, leather and tobacco. The quality is outstanding; these are meant to be sipped and enjoyed with a cigar after dinner.

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