Coffey stills aren’t in that much use anymore, and when used, it’s usually for grain whisky. But the Japanese Nikka Distillery is using it to make malt whisky as well as their more well-known grain whisky.
The color is gold, with a hint of copper. On the nose, pound cake and candied lemon suggest a dessert-like treat. The palate is intensely fruity, with pears, peaches, and candied lemon. Baking spices appear on the mid-palate, and fruit and toffee linger. There a light alcohol bite. The finish lingers for quite a while.
Fruity, spicy, sweet, and rich, this is a unique spirit, and definitely one worth seeking out.