Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky

70cl | 43% ABV | Japan

Named in honour of its founder and “father of Japanese whisky” Masataka Taketsuru, Taketsuru Pure Malt is a range of blended malt whiskies, predominately from the Miyagikyo distillery. Its soft, well-balanced with notes of toffee and hints of spice.

After the single malt whiskies have been distilled at the Miyagikyo and Yoichi Distilleries, they’re then matured in various types of casks for 10 years, before being vatted together to produce Taketsuru Pure Malt.

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About this product

One of the great Japanese malts - this is a formidable offering. Soft, fruity but with undertones of spicy clove. Rich dried fruit lingers on the finish.

Masataka Taketsuru is the founder of Nikka Whisky. He enrolled at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, becoming the first Japanese ever to study the art of whisky-making. Later he returned to Japan and produced the country's first single malt whisky.

In 1934 Masataka opened the Nikka Whisky Co distillery in the town of Yoichi. Later, his second distillery was located in foggy glen surrounded by mountains and at a junction of two clean rivers, by coincidence the name of the river was Nikkawa.

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