Nikka Takesturu

TAKETSURU PURE MALT

A tribute to Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky and founder of Nikka, this pure malt whisky is a blend of casks from Nikka’s two distilleries in the north of Japan: Yoichi and Miyagikyo.
To achieve this level of balance and complexity, Nikka’s master blenders rely on a large variety of whisky styles, combining the fresh and fruity notes of youthful whiskies with the rich, evolved character of older ones, aged primarily in ex-sherry casks.

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

COLOUR

Gold with pinkish hue.

NOSE

Engaging, fresh and fruity.
White fruit, peach notes and juicy grapes at first.
Then it opens up on frangipane, panettone with raisins, malted barley, clementine, oaky and rustic notes (verbena, chamomile).

PALATE

Vigorous and assertive.
Coffee, liquorice, toasted oak and elusive peat.

FINISH

Refined bitterness.
Liquorice, camphor, eucalyptus, malted barley.

Recommended Seves

Straight, on the rocks, or highball/mizuwari

Food Pairings

Almonds, meat or savoury snacks.

World Whiskies Awards

Best Japanese Blended Malt (2016)
Best Japanese Blended Malt No Age Statement (2015, 2014)

International Spirits Challenge

Gold Medal (2016, 2014)
Silver Medal (2015)