The Gin Coffey Nikka is produced in Japan distilling grains with a traditional Scotch Coffey still and infusion of Sansho pepper and many Japanes citrus fruits. Delicate, fresh, spicy and fruity perfumes come out from a smooth, velvety and creamy texture: a fresh citrus explosion!
Nikka's Coffey Gin is an innovative spirit produced at the Japanese Miyagiko distillery, destined to rewrite the history of gin worldwide. It stems from extensive experimentation by Japanese producers with the Coffey column still, created in 1830 and imported from Scotland to Japan in 1963. Initially, this was still used for producing soft, velvety, and light whiskies, and more recently, it has been employed for distilling barley and corn for gin production, thanks to the brilliant insight of master distiller Tadashi Sakuma.
Nikka Coffey Gin is crafted from 11 different botanicals, including Japanese citrus fruits such as Yuzu, Kabosu, Amanatsu, and Shikuwasa, Sansho pepper, apple juice, and other traditional botanicals like juniper, angelica, coriander, lemon peel, and orange zest. The unique practice of column distillation, using the traditional Coffey still, contributes to the spirit's great smoothness and enveloping character. In this way, the Nikka distillery, after revolutionizing the world of quality whisky, establishes itself with this innovative spirit that has immediately gained great success worldwide.
The uniqueness of this Japanese spirit lies in the fascinating blend between the European identity of gin and fresh, delicate, and citrusy nuances, at times exotic, that this label knows how to express, whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or mixed with other ingredients in cocktail creation. The aromas evoke a basket of fruit where apples and various types of citrus fruits stand out, with a pleasant and delicate dusting of pepper. The palate is silky and enveloping, with hints of spices and bitter orange. Energy, precision, smoothness, and elegance epitomize the high quality made in Japan.
Very smooth, velvety and silky, characterized by refreshing and citrusy aromas
Citrusy, fresh and fruity, with notes of apple, citrus fruits and subtle peppery hints