Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year Old Pure Malt
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Nikka
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Pure Malt Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • apple juice
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • caramel
  • plums
  • nutmeg
  • pie
  • floral
  • sweet

Nikka

Taketsuru 12 Year Old Pure Malt (0.7l, 40%)
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In Honour of the Hero.
 
The Miyagikyo (pron. mee-yag-ee-kyo) distillery is the second and larger distillery of the Nikka Whisky Company. It was established in 1969 by the genuine hero of Japanese Whisky Masataka Taketsuru. After a 3-year search Masataka settled in Sendai, in the Miyagi prefecture. He immediately recognised the area as ideal for Whisky production, with its fresh water and suitable humidity. Most of the Whisky Miyagakyo produces goes into Nikka’s popular range of blended Whiskies and only a small percentage is released as single malts, which is a shame.
 
Taketsuru 12YO Whisky is a pure malt Whisky (formerly vatted malt), which means it is a blend of malt Whiskies from different distilleries, in the case of Taketsuru a blend of the Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. It is named as you might have guessed in the honour of the founder Masataka Taketsuru.
 
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Nikka
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Pure Malt Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Bright gold.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Fruity and floral. Notes of apple pie, plum jam, vanilla and cappuccino. Also an occassional whiff of peat.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet and smooth, hints of apple, nutmeg and subtle vannila flavours, thick and honied. Buttery toffee, with spicey notes. Highly sip-able.
 
Finish
Quite creamy and medium-long, with vanilla and apple notes topped with a few grains of salt. Light peat flavour remains after the oak is gone.
 
Comment
Subtle and highly drinkable, with a rich enough body to encourage slow sipping. 


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  • apple juice
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • caramel
  • plums
  • nutmeg
  • pie
  • floral
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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.
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!
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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.
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!
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
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