Review #48. Nikka Coffey Grain

Review #48 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #5: Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

The Schtick: Nikka, along with Japanese products in general, is very popular given the current state of affairs. This is a no age statement, grain whiskey produced by Nikka.


Distiller: Nikka (Beam/Suntory)

Bottler: Nikka (Beam/Suntory)

ABV: 45% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Nose: Fruity syrupy sweetness with a touch of butterscotch. Very artifical, though.

Taste: Butterscotch, vanilla and sugary sweetness. This has really intensified over the life of the bottle and there’s less floral fruity sweetness now than when the bottle was first open. Seems to have really transformed into a one note dram.

Finish: Short, mild and loaded with butterscotch. Finish feels a bit watered down though.

Overall: I picked this up way back over the summer because “OMG JAPANESE WHISKY” and I sorely regret it. It’s not bad, but it’s just not that good. This is really my first brush with a bottle that has drastically changed over time. I don’t think it’s changed for the better.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 3


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Insurpassable | No better exists


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