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Nikka Coffey Gin
This product is available in: CA, CT, DC, FL, IL, NH, NJ, NY, ND, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof94 (47% ABV)
This product is available in: CA, CT, DC, FL, IL, NH, NJ, NY, ND, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About Nikka Coffey Gin"In 1895, Masataka Taketsuru — the father of Japanese Whisky — was born in the small town of Takehara, Japan. At the time, Masataka's family owned a sake brewery, and in preparing to carry on the family trade, Masataka studied chemistry and biology at Osaka Technical High School. After graduating high school, Masataka showed more interest in whisky than in sake and in 1918, he enrolled at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, becoming the first Japanese ever to study the art of whisky-making. While in Scotland, Masataka took chemistry courses during the day while apprenticing at distilleries at night, learning to distill and blend whisky first-hand at some of Scotland's most prestigious distilleries. In 1920, Masataka returned to Japan, and within the decade, had produced the country's first single malt whisky.
In 1934, Masataka moved to the town of Yoichi and opened the doors to Nikka Whisky Co. In 1960, as the Yoichi Distillery was reaching capacity, Masataka began searching for another suitable location in Japan to open a second distillery. Following a three-year search, Masataka found a wide forest valley at the junction of the Hirosegawa and Nikkawagawa rivers. The localized humidity from the rivers and surrounding hills, together with the quality of water from Nikkawagawa River, created the perfect location for a second distillery, which he named Miyagikyo.
Nikka’s Coffey Gin has an innate complexity achieved through the perfect harmony between 11 selected botanicals and the silky texture of Coffey distillates. The result is a beautiful spirit with bright and zesty aromas originating from four types of Japanese citrus: Yuzu, Kabosu, Amanatsu and Shequasar, complimenting the signature gin botanicals like juniper berries, angelica, coriander, lemon and orange peels.
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According to Winston Churchill, "The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire," referring to the British officers using it to treat malaria in India.
Initially made for medicinal purposes, gin gets most of its flavor from the juniper berries added after the distillation process. It sure has come a long way from the Middle Ages, with the introduction of new botanicals, fruits, and spices, bringing it closer to people of all flavor varieties.