Nikka Takesturu 17 years

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 Years

With a large proportion of malts aged in sherry casks, the Taketsuru 17 year old presents the seasoned whisky drinker with sophisticated, mature aromas of dried fruits, leather and tobacco spice.
With its stunning complexity and character, this bottling was voted world’s best blended malt whisky three times!

Technical information:
Alc. — 43%
Vol. — 70cl
Category — Blended Malt Whisky
Distilleries — Miyagikyo & Yoichi

COLOUR

burnished gold with a copper hue.

NOSE

spicy and delicate, it also reveals fruity (yellow plum, peach) and chocolate notes. It develops into old leather, dried tobacco leaf, and dried fruit (apricot, fig).

PALATE

rich and generous, it is reminiscent of candied fruit (orange) and Morello cherry, and is highly unctuous. Creamy, it develops into toffee, mocha, and hazelnut.

FINISH

long with praline notes, charred wood and cigar-smoke, worthy of an old Speyside whisky. Aniseed and citrus provide this whisky with freshness and elegance. Dried herb notes are also present.

Recommended Serves

Straight or on the rocks.

Pairings

Cured ham, dried fruits. Mild cigars.

World Whiskies Awards

World’s Best Blended Malt (2015, 2014, 2012)
Best Japanese Blended Malt 13 to 20 years (2013)

International Spirits Challenge

Gold Medal (2008)
Silver Medal (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2007)

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