Nikka Coffey Malt

Nikka Coffey Malt
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Nikka Coffey MaltNikka Coffey Malt
Winning bid: £40.00
Lot number: 090-5451

The Nikka whisky company was founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, with the creation of his Yoichi distillery on the island of Hokkaido. Arguably the “grandfather” of Japanese whisky, Taketsuru learned his trade studying Organic Chemistry at The University of Glasgow in 1918, before apprenticing at Longmorn, and laterally Hazelburn distilleries. With humble beginnings, producing apple juice and cider to keep the cash flowing whilst the whisky came of age, Nikka has grown to become one of the best known names in Japanese whisky.

In addition to their Japanese operations, Nikka also owns Ben Nevis distillery, and ships malt whisky from the distillery back to Japan for use in it's Nikka Black expression.

When most of us hear the words "Coffey still", we immediately think of grain spirit, but this whisky from Nikka is made using only malted barley, and is distilled using a continuous Coffey still rather than the traditional pot still. A great example that non pot still distilled whisky can also be pretty delicious.

45% ABV / 70cl

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Featured in: The 90th Auction (September 28 – October 7, 2018)