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Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt (Old Bottling)

(70cl, 43%)

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt (Old Bottling)
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Nikka Taketsuru (Old) Bottling Note

A non-age-statement expression of Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt whisky, named after the company's founder, Masataka Taketsuru. It features plenty of whisky from the Miyagikyo distillery, as well as percentage of malt matured in sherry casks to give it a rich, spiced nose.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Sherry-soaked plums, raisins and green apple slices. Honey'd cereal, black pepper and hint of barrel char.

Palate: Espresso beans, milk chocolate, tobacco leaf and lingering Sherried fruit. There's a slight touch of smoke as it develops...

Finish: Elegant smoke continues, with golden barley and a final hint of coffee.

Overall: Superb Japanese blended malt from Nikka.

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Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt (Old Bottling) Reviews

Wonderful unique smoky flavour

Paid 70 bucks for a bottle in germany, had to try it out. It was def worth every cent, it has this unique smoky flavour which is really downplayed, and it also has a full fruity taste. A good example of japanese whikey done right

13th January 2021

My choice!

Tried Yamasaki 12yr, Hibiki, Tottori and it is still my favorite. My brothers and I have to be careful when we crack one open.

28th December 2020

Proves NAS can be stunning but seldom is.

Nose: Mild rot, fresh leaves and melon.

Palate: Spices and tea.

After: Perfectly blended citrus fruits.

1st December 2020

Cheap in Japan - Value for money

I found this from basic superstore at Japan. Cost like 20€ there. Had to buy 2 bottles to home back then. :)

24th September 2020

Very nice

Dangerously smooth and easy going

3rd July 2020

Very smooth

Beautiful flavours and smokey aromas

19th June 2020

Lacking a little on the palate

Lovely nose of raisins, apples and sherry but lacks a little on the palate - eventually I get the coffee and smooth smoke on the finish, but not a lot in between
I notice another reviewer commenting it was on sale in Carrefour for £28 - that feels nearer whats right

22nd May 2020

Nice whisky

Smooth

13th April 2020

good

is this Kosher

20th January 2020

Perfect

Absolutely my favorite whiskey, very smooth and elegant flavours

19th August 2019

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