Nikka Coffey Malt

Nikka Coffey Malt

The Nikka Coffey Malt is the result of a unique distillation process in “Coffey” type column stills, which are normally used for grain whisky production.
As such, this unique 100% Coffey malt is categorized as a grain whisky, and offers a surprisingly rich texture with deep oaky notes.

Technical information:
Alc. — 45%
Vol. — 70cl
Category — Single Grain Whisky
Distilleries — Miyagikyo




Lively and tart. Zesty! Fresh and citrusy all the way. An ode to lemon, which the sweet Williams pear barely manages to temper. Fine pepper notes and a hint of balsamic vinegar blend together, with softer vanilla scents finding their way in. Café au lait.


Like the nose, its vivacity is sustained by citrus aromatics (clementine, orange) which come challenge more enticing notes of coffee, praline, baba au rhum, and vanilla cream. Surprisingly, prune, mirabelle and greengage aromas develop, leaving one with the false impression of an eau-de-vie.


extends without batting an eye lid on prune and mirabelle notes. Licorice makes a brief appearance before the fruit takes center stage.

Recommended Serves

Straight, on the rocks, or cocktails.

Food Pairings

Pastries, milk chocolate or caramel based desserts. Panettone.

International Spirits Challenge

Gold Medal (2015, 2014)