Nikka Taketsuru 17 year old, a vatting of Miyagikyo & Yoichi single malt whisky, with a large percentage matured in sherry casks. A superb multi-award winning dram from Nikka. Another winner from Nikka’s Taketsuru range. This was named for the founder of the company, Masataka Taketsuru and is a big, bold full-bodied vatted whisky of truly exceptional depth, grace and balance.
Worlds Best Blended Malt, Best Japanese Blended Malt & Category Winner – World Whisky Awards 2015 (WWA).
Tasting Notes: Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old Japanese Whisky
Fresh and fruity with fruit salad, berries, sultanas and some other dried fruit, vanilla, fragrant wood and honey.
Spicy and rounded with vanilla, blood orange and a little chocolate.
Medium-length, slightly bittersweet, oak, fruit and cocoa.