Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky is coming to Australia; here’s what you need to know

Asahi Premium Beverages (APB) is thrilled to announce it will launch Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky into the Australian market this month, adding to the growing portfolio of Nikka premium spirits including Coffey Grain, Coffey Gin and Coffey Vodka in the past two years.

Launched in 2014, Nikka Coffey Malt has won Japanese Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s 2018 WhiskyBible. First published in 2003, Jim Murray’s “Whisky Bible” is considered one of the world’s most respectedand expert whisky publications. This fantastic whisky has also been awarded a trophy for grain whisky at the International Spirits Challenge 2017 and gold medals at the International Spirits Challenges in 2015 and 2014.

Distilled from 100% malted barley, Nikka Coffey Malt, is the result of a unique distillation process in “Coffey” type column stills, which are normally used for grain whisky production.

As such, this unique 100% Coffey malt is categorized as a grain whisky, and offers a surprisingly rich texture with deep oaky notes. Invented by Aeneas Coffey in 1830 in Scotland, the Coffey Still is a very traditional type of a continuous still, which retains the flavours of the ingredients and also creates a distinctive texture. Today Nikka owns two sets of Coffey Stills located at the Miyagikyo distillery.

Featuring aromas of rich spices and candied citrus, Nikka Coffey Malt offers a robust dense texture with notes of cinnamon, clove and lemon, and a long finish with a blend of rich oak, tobacco and mild chocolate.

The Nikka Coffey range.

Nikka is excited to launch Coffey Malt Whisky into Australia, delivering another premium spirit from its innovation range for Australian bartenders and spirit connoisseurs to discover.

“We are pleased to see the Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky enter Australia, it is a versatile spirit which can be enjoyed neat, or as a base spirit in numerous cocktails”, says Naoki Tomoyoshi from Nikka Whisky International Headquarters.

Nikka’s Coffey Malt Whisky (700ml, 45% ABV, RRP $130) is available at select premium venues and stores. Other products in the current range include Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, Nikka Coffey Vodka, and Nikka Coffey Gin.

“We can’t wait to see how the spirit is received in Australia”, added Naoki.

For more information contact your Asahi Premium Beverages representative.