Taketsuru 21 Years Old

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 21 Years

Taketsuru 21 combines the strong character of Yoichi with the elegance and 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


Copper with gold hue.


Refined and complex.
Floral (lilac), fruity (apricot), spicy (clove), leathery.


Powerful and firm.
Spice (pepper) and oak aromas evolving on ripe fruits (peach), caramelised apple and flowers (honeysuckle).


Long and oaky.
Coastal notes, ripe fruits (prune, peach), vanilla, oak.

Recommended Serves

Straight or on the rocks.

Food Pairings

Dark chocolate, fresh figs, cured meat or sheep’s milk cheese.

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)