The secret behind Nikka's malt grain whisky is the unique flavor generated by Coffey stills, which are traditional continuous stills patented by Aeneas Coffey in the 1830s. The old stills at the Miyagikyo yield a distillate with more flavor and depth than modern column stills, imparting a distinct character that defines the house blends.
Distilled from 100% malted barley through a Coffey still, which is rarely done given the complexity and skill required, Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky boasts notes of cinnamon, clove, lemon and rich oak, making it ideal for sipping neat or as the base spirit in a cocktail. The Coffey stills contribute the unique depth and flavor of the distillate, not found in modern column stills of today. (from Nikka)
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