Nikka Taketsuru 21 Year Old (with Wooden Box) Whisky 70cl

Japanese Whisky • 70cl • 43%
Product details
Nikka Taketsuru 21 Year Old (with Wooden Box)
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Country Japanese Whisky
Distillery/Brand Nikka
Style Blended Malt Whisky

Nikka Taketsuru 21 w Box

From Nikka's multi-award-winning Taketsuru blended malt range comes this exquisite 21 year old, complete with a wooden presentation box (which many other bottles of this esteemed whisky don't come with).

This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Plenty of oak influence with notes of prunes and soy sauce. Cocoa, espresso beans, almost a touch of anise.

Palate Spices, black pepper, loads of tangy sherry, hints of turmeric and other spices. Then ground ginger, mixed peels, hints of marmalade.

Finish Long, good oaky grip with a perfect balance of spice.

Winner of 6 spirit awards

Winner
Winner
World's Best Blended Malt - 2011
World Whiskies Awards
Winner
Winner
World's Best Blended Malt - 2010
World Whiskies Awards
Winner
Winner
World's Best Blended Malt - 2009
World Whiskies Awards
Winner
Winner
World's Best Blended Malt - 2007
World Whiskies Awards
Silver
Silver
Premium - 2014
Malt Maniacs Awards

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Nikka Taketsuru 21 Year Old (with Wooden Box)
Exceptional, perfection!
Simply the best whiskey money can buy, sublime in every way! Gutted its now discontinued, beats Yamazaki 18 all day!
Brett P , United Kingdom
one year ago
great
So powerful yet so smooth. Notes of caramel, coffee, peat, vanilla, chocolate
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
Perfection
I am a huge fan of the little brother (Taketsuru 17 yrs). This just appeared in my local specialist liquor store and having been voted best blended malt in the world in 2010, I just had to try it.

Wow! This just slips down frighteningly easily. It has everything the 17 year old has (perfect balance between a light smokiness and sweet sherry notes, complexity and delicious soft spices) and adds another dimension in terms of richness, smoothness and extra malty, chocolate, vanilla and coffee flavour. The finish is probably the best of any whisk(e)y I've ever tried (and I have over 120 in my cabinet up to 39 years old). Unbelievably smooth with waves of complexity unfolding into layers of nutmeg and clove, malt, smoke, maybe a little eucalyptus and/or mint, some liquorice.

Just WOW! So glad I bought two.
Dr Andy p , Switzerland
6 years ago
Perfectly balanced of sweet and spice
This is the best whisky I've had to date. It's incredibly complex and well balanced, and just a real treat.

I'm not sure what it was casked in, but it has a whiff of sherry about it to compliment, but then this nutty caramel sweetness that mellows into this warming spice that just makes you smile. It's just great, and to me exactly what a whisky should be.

I disagree with peaty being mentioned. For me, there's none of that.
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
The best whisky I have ever had!
This whisky just keeps giving and is extremely complex. Good luck getting your hands on it!
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Outstanding Whisky
Myself and a friend attended the Yoichi Distillery and, after tasting several including the 20 and 21 yr old, were disappointed to learn all the aged whisky was unavailable. Happily, I have just obtained 2 bottles of the excellent 21 yr old. Hint...It's a top blend and can still be found at very reasonable prices in 'out of the way' Japanese bottle shops...well worth searching for if you are in Japan!
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Not discontinued
Whilst there has been a restructuring of the Nikka whisky lines, thankfully the Taketsuru was not discontinued. It is the Yoichi and Miyakikyo age statement whiskies that have been discontinued. The retail price for the Taketsuru in Japan did recently go up however, and the 21 retails in department stores for approx JPY 15,000 (GBP 90). The 17 for about half that.
Tim , Hong Kong
8 years ago
Now a collectors bottle.
I was bought a bottle of this, just before they stopped producing it. I am afraid I will never get to taste it as if you can now find a bottle, it will cost you over 1000 Euros........
Barry F , Spain
8 years ago
Best Scotch ever
Bought a bottle at Narita Airport - coming home from a long stay in Korea and Sagamihara Japan. Opened the bottle on a brisk fall evening while camping in late October, just me, my 8 year old white lab, a very nice camp fire, a fine cigar, and this 21 year old bottle of scotch. Really - it does not get better than that.
Master of Malt Customer
8 years ago
The End?
according to Nonjatta, Nikka's whisky lineup will only be composed of NAS bottlings-this means that from 2015 the 21 year old will be history....
Master of Malt Customer
8 years ago