Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 21 Years

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 21 Years

A blend of the two Nikka single malts, Taketsuru combines the strong character of Yoichi with the elegance & precision of Miyagikyo.
Both masculine and feminine, traditional and innovative, this outstanding pure malt is a worthy tribute to Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky and founder of Nikka.
Selected as world’s best blended malt four times, the Taketsuru 21 is quite simply one of the great whiskies of our times.

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


copper with gold hue.


refined and complex. Floral (lilac), fruity (apricot). Spice notes (clove) with some leather appearing.


powerful, firm. Spicy (pepper). Oak aromas evolving on ripe fruits (peach), caramelized apple and flowers (honeysuckle).


long. Coastal aromas. Ripe fruits (prune, peach) on a background of oak-infused vanilla notes.

Recommended Serves

Straight or on the rocks.

Food Pairings

Enjoy this complex malt on its own or with a cigare.

World Whiskies Awards

World’s Best Blended Malt (2011, 2010, 2009, 2007)
Best Non-Scotch Blended Malt (2008)
Best Non-Scotch Blended Malt 21 years and over (2015, 2014, 2012)

International Spirits Challenge

Trophy (2009)
Gold Medal (2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008)
Silver Medal (2013, 2011, 2007)