Taketsuru Pure Malt

Nikka

Taketsuru Pure Malt

(0.75l, 43%)


7.3/10
Retail price:
$77
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$64.99
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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.
 

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  • Style
    Japanese Blended Whisky
  • Region
    Japan
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Nikka
  • Bottler
    Nikka

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caramel
oak
cinnamon
smoky
vanilla
floral
fruit
sweet
sherry monster
What does Taketsuru Pure Malt taste like?

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Japanese single malts, like Scottish, are double distilled in pot stills while grain Whiskies in column stills.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour 
Dark Amber
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Floral with hints of caramel and cinnamon.
 
Flavour / 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.
Flavour Spiral
Smooth, soft, creamy, rich, silky, neat, warm, gentle, fresh, lingering, heavy, crisp
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Taketsuru Pure Malt
Iano
Delicious
John
I tend towards smooth and heavy vanilla. While this might be great for people with different tastes, I thought it was just ok.
Kyle
Very smooth but needs an ending. Not a whole lot of a finish
anonymous
I am still new to scotch. So far I am not a big fan. But this was very smooth.
Mr.
Not bad. Short finish and not as smokey as expected but smooth and balanced. The fruit/vanilla offers a nice finish.
Bassam
Smooth, fruitiness, well balanced, and nice body
Patrick
smooth but prefer the nikka 12 malt scotch more.
Klemen
It's ok in Glencair glass. Glencairn somehow unite the flavours of this particular whisky. A bit overated, but ok.
Dwayne
Very enjoyable, however not worth the price. If this bottle was less than $50 USD, then I would buy it more often
Dana
I thought the aroma reminded me of marzipan and orange and the cinnamon flavor is prominent throughout. Initially spicy, but then sweet and caramel. Very nice.
anonymous
So smooth
Paul
Gonna have to agree with Gary
Gary
Okay but not worth the price
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