Nikka Coffey Grain single cask 1999, 60%

Price: $196 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Distilled, as the name suggests, in a (Glasgow-built) Coffey still at the Miyagikyo distillery, here we have a corn-based grain with masses of gentle custard tart aromas alongside peach and corn fatness. The mouth is ripe and slow, with banana skin and fruit peels leading to a mellow mid-palate section, where vanilla comes through. It's all about the feel.€145