Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old Pure Malt
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Yoichi
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • spicy
  • oak
  • caramel
  • coffee
  • sweet sherry
  • chocolate
  • sweet
  • peaty

Nikka

Taketsuru 17 Year Old Pure Malt (0.7l, 43%)

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This is a pure malt Whisky (formerly vatted malt), meaning that it’s blended using malt Whiskies from different distilleries. And in the case of Taketsuru, that means a blend of the Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. Named after its founder Masataka Taketsuru, this rich malt has won many prestigious Spirits competitions — and who doesn’t love a winner?

One of the Whiskies that launched the Japanese Whisky craze. Tasting is believing.


*This bottle is a collector’s item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed. 
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Yoichi
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • smoky
  • spicy
  • oak
  • caramel
  • coffee
  • sweet sherry
  • chocolate
  • sweet
  • peaty
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It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
Masataka Taketsuru, the "Father of Japanese Whisky," and a sake brewer’s son, never truly left his roots. He always tried to keep in mind the impact of the environment, and his father's thoughts on what makes the best spirit.
Yoichi Distillery was the first distillery of Nikka.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
Masataka Taketsuru, the "Father of Japanese Whisky," and a sake brewer’s son, never truly left his roots. He always tried to keep in mind the impact of the environment, and his father's thoughts on what makes the best spirit.
Yoichi Distillery was the first distillery of Nikka.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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