The Taketsuru range is labeled as “pure malts”, of which Nikka’s two malt whisky distilleries, Yoichi produces rich, peaty and masculine malt and Miyagikyo soft and feminine mixed on the whisky giving it an elegance with complexity. The whisky gets its distinct aroma and body from direct heating distillation, its pot stills are heated with natural coal done in the traditional method. And these are matured in mostly sherry barrels for a minimum of 17 years.
Nose: Raisin and dried fruits apricot, fig, vanilla, fragrant wood, dried tobacco leaf and honey.
Palate: Spicy and creamy toffee, hazelnut and a little chocolate.
Finish: Long. Dry persimmon, oak, fruit and cocoa.
Awards: World Whiskies Awards 2012, 2014, 2015 - World's Best Blended Malt Whisky
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Availability date: 18/12/2015