Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt (700ml)
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Yoichi
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Japanese Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • floral
  • caramel
  • cinnamon
  • sweet vanilla
  • nutmeg
  • oak
  • sweet sherry
  • fruit

Nikka

Taketsuru Pure Malt (700ml) (0.7l, 43%)
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Japanese Style Blend.
 
Made by the Yoichi distillery, the second and smaller distillery of the Nikka Whisky Company. It was founded in 1934 by one of the two most influential men in Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru. Yoichi Distillery lies in southern Hokkaido and has three sides surrounded by mountains, a terrain similar to the one found in Scotland, where Masataka studied the art of Whisky production and returned to Japan as a master blender - with a Scottish wife to boot. 
 
Named after Nikka’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru, the Taketsuru Pure Malt is a vatting of Whiskies from both the Nikka distilleries: Yoichi and Miyagikyo.  This includes some from sherry casks, giving a good dose of spice throughout. The oak casks also come through with a subtle sweetness from nose to finish. It is clear to see why this is an award-winning malt. Taketsuru is a great introduction to Japanese Whisky.

 

*Nikka has recently changed their labels, and as the original labels are being phased out, there is still a chance that you might receive a bottle different than what is pictured. But rest assured, the liquid remains the same, regardless of the label.

 

  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Yoichi
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Japanese Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color 
Dark Amber.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Floral with hints of caramel and cinnamon.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Spice picks up, with nutmeg and oaky vanilla, more floral and a burst of red fruits.
 
Finish
The finish just lingers on, full of cinnamon and creamy caramel.

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  • spicy
  • floral
  • caramel
  • cinnamon
  • sweet vanilla
  • nutmeg
  • oak
  • sweet sherry
  • fruit
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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.
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.
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.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
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.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
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.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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