Whisky Tasting Notes
Nikka Coffey Malt Nose: Ethereal ballerinas arabesque around colourful meadows in soft sunshine. Citrus hangs in the air, vanilla is prominent and quality is apparent. Despite the name, it’s completely unrelated to ‘coffee’.
Nikka Coffey Malt Taste: This dram has everything Japanese whisky promises: body, richness, smoke, sweetness and spice. There are lemon drizzle cake and French Fancies dusted with coconut, with enough cinnamon backbone. Peaty earth and salty air don’t belong anywhere near this virgin bride of Jane Austen’s imagination.
Nikka Coffey Malt Finish: A medium-long finish of sugared almonds and a gaggle of bridesmaids wearing too much perfume. Nikka is an excellent after-dinner drink and an unusual, well-deserved addition to the liquor cabinet.
Flavour 8/10 Value 8/10