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.
Fruits (yellow plum, peach), chocolate, old leather, dried tobacco leaf, dried fruits (apricot, fig).

PALATE

Rich, generous, unctuous.
Candied fruit (orange), Morello cherry, toffee, mocha and hazelnut.

FINISH

Long and elegant.
Praline, charred wood, aniseed, citrus fruit, dried grass.

Recommended Serves

Straight or on the rocks.

Food Pairings

Almonds, dried fruits (raisins),cured meat or sheep’s milk cheese.

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)