caramel
oak
cinnamon
smoky
vanilla
floral
fruit
sweet
sherry monster
Spiral Taketsuru Pure Malt
Nikka
Taketsuru Pure Malt
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
 
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.

Flavor Spiral
Smooth, soft, creamy, rich, silky, neat, warm, gentle, fresh, lingering, heavy, crisp
Price:
$66.99
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.

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

Nikka

Taketsuru Pure Malt

(0.75l, 43%)


7.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Taketsuru Pure Malt
Eric
Eric,
Really smooth and easy to drink. Nice aroma and spice with a subtle sweet finish. Would drink again.
Adrian
Adrian,
Classic Japanese Whiskey, very smooth; subtly sweet
Robert
Robert,
I enjoyed this quite a bit. It noses like a scotch and is smooth on the palate like a highland, but it finishes with a green apple note at the back of the tongue. It gives the warm sensation in the chest that i typically associate with bourbon. I will be getting another bottle.
John
John,
Constant, go to performer, hard to beat for the price
anonymous
anonymous,
Tasted like barley and fish a little. Wasn't my favorite. Very malty is what I would describe it as.
Tom
Tom,
reminds me of an islay, particularly lagavulin 16. for 2/3 the price this is a great value for me
Patrick
Patrick,
This was my first Japanese whisky and was very good. Has the taste of the oak casks and is very smooth.
Matthew
Matthew,
If you like Scotch, you will like this whisky
anonymous
anonymous,
Obviously fruity and sweet. It's smooth and a easy-drinking whisky.
David's
David's,
Excellent flavor; a bit rough in my personal opinion.
Chris
Chris,
Smooth, fruit and vanilla with a bit of spicy finish. Not overly complex. A bit of water brings out the vanilla.
Patrick
Patrick,
Smooth as Silk
anonymous
anonymous,
Beautifully smooth
Alex
Alex,
Nice and smooth. Zero burn.
Alexandra
Alexandra,
Tasty
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
This Japanese Malt is a good jumping off point for those experiencing Japanese whiskey. Nice hints of vanilla, but short finish. Good but not great.
Iano
Iano,
Delicious
John
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
Kyle,
Very smooth but needs an ending. Not a whole lot of a finish
anonymous
anonymous,
I am still new to scotch. So far I am not a big fan. But this was very smooth.
Mr.
Mr.,
Not bad. Short finish and not as smokey as expected but smooth and balanced. The fruit/vanilla offers a nice finish.
Bassam
Bassam,
Smooth, fruitiness, well balanced, and nice body
Patrick
Patrick,
smooth but prefer the nikka 12 malt scotch more.
Klemen
Klemen,
It's ok in Glencair glass. Glencairn somehow unite the flavours of this particular whisky. A bit overated, but ok.
Dwayne
Dwayne,
Very enjoyable, however not worth the price. If this bottle was less than $50 USD, then I would buy it more often
Dana
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
anonymous,
So smooth
Paul
Paul,
Gonna have to agree with Gary
Gary
Gary,
Okay but not worth the price
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