Nikka follows up their Coey Single Grain whisky with their Coey Malt whisky.
Both were distilled in Coffey stills at their Miyagikyo distillery. In this case, however, the mash bill is
100% malt, though even with the whisky distilled at one distillery, it is technically not a single malt.
That category must be distilled in pot-stills.
The nose has darker aromas like pecan shells and a touch of char smoke.
The palate is full of American whiskey flavours like vanilla, coconut, and maple, but the malt gives the whisky a balance that allows the whisky to not be oily and overly sweet. What also ties the room together is the spicy quality from the barrels that break up all of the sweet notes.
Single grain - 45% - 70cl