Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky Japan

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky Japan


Nikka's 'Coffey' bottlings show off the Coffey still which was the first patented continuous still, invented by Aeneas Coffey in 1830. Masataka Taketsuru, while staying in Scotland, had an opportunity to learn how to distill grain whisky in a Coffey still firsthand from craftsmen at James Calder in Bo'ness in 1919. Masataka valued the feature of this type of still and installed two sets of Coffey stills after he established Nikka Whisky. The first still was imported from Scotland to Japan in 1963, followed by the second still in 1966. These traditional Coffey stills are not easy to operate and not efficient to obtain spirits. However, they retain flavors originating from ingredients and deliver a distinctive creamy texture.

This is a signature grain whisky which was released in 2012. Predominantly made from corn, whisky distilled in a Coffey still is matured in old casks such as re-filled, remade and re-charred casks originally made from American oak.