Nikka Taketsuru

Nikka Taketsuru Japanese Blended Malt Whisky
70cl / 43%
Japanese Blended Malt Whisky

Nikka Taketsuru

This Blended Pure Malt by the Taketsuru distillery contains a significant percentage of malt from Miyagikyo with the rest from Yoichi. With a no-age statement on the labelling, its aged, in fact, for around 10 years in different casks which give it extra richness from sherry wood for example.
Our Rating
16th Novemeber 2018
Rating
Yes, I am tasting a dram now of the product presented to James Baugh on his birthday. It is excellent!
19th September 2018
Rating
Fruity and rich, this is a fine whisky. As I live in Japan, it is found here for around £25-£30, which is very reasonable. Even so, it's good enough that I'd happily pay £50 for it.
30th November 2018
Rating
A blended malt. Sherried, red fruits, hints of coffee and tobacco, clove, ginger, nutmeg, raisins, A complex whisky. Name can be a bit misleading for uninitiated to malt whisky, who might perceive this to be a superior malt in some way, reminiscent of Cardu Pure Malt lol. A nice pleasant whisky with an interesting complex blend. Not outstanding IMO. Reasonable price.

Tasting Notes

Smoke
1
Richness
3
Body
4
Sweetness
3
Overall
3

Character

Pear
Cherry
Clove
Plums
Butterscotch