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The color is a clear yellow, with discrete golden highlights.
First of all I am very surprised by the fresh aromas, you can smell a very different bouquet from those that can be found in Japanese malt whiskies. Actually these are flavors closer to those of the Bourbons.
You can feel the aroma of corn syrup, with some slightly minty fresh notes, followed by melon notes.
On the palate we find at the beginning syrupy corn aromas, typical of bourbons, with a background of melon, still slightly minty, and subsequently aromas of mushrooms, chlorophyll and undergrowth "rainy". Regarding the texture, I regret the lack of roundness of this single grain. It lacks a bit of "body", its structure is rather "light".
A long and pleasant finish with remaining notes of corn and mushrooms, but I found it a little bit linear.
The Nikka Coffey Grain whisky is very different from malt whiskies. I still really like this single grain distilled in Miyagikyo, which shows that in terms of grain whisky distillation, Japanese don't have to blush.
Very good quality / price ratio that allows you to vary your pleasures in your Japanese whisky tasting.