Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky 700ml
World Whiskies Awards 2012 – Best Blended Malt Whisky
Nikka’s range of blended, pure malt and single malt whiskies will be exciting new discoveries for any Whisky enthusiast. This 17 Year Old bottling is dedicated to the Father of the Japanese Whisky Industry, Masataka Takesuru.
The Tale of Masataka Taketsuru’s life is of the same fabric legends are made of. Sent in 1918 as young apprentice to Scotland by his Japanese employers to crack the secrets of Whisky, he not only came back with that knowledge but also with Rita Taketsuru (nee Cowan), who went on playing a decisive role in the development of the Japanes Whisky industry. Thanks to her connection to Japanese high society, Masataka was able to finance the company that is now known as Nikka Whisky. Forward a century later, TaKetsuru 17 yo is awarded the Best Blended Whisky at the world Whisky awards 2012, a fitting crown for this blend of Malts from the 2 Nikka distilleries, Yoichi and Miyagikyo.
Nose: Fresh and fruity with fruit salad, berries, sultanas and some other dried fruit, vanilla, fragrant wood and honey.
Palate: Spicy and rounded with vanilla, blood orange and a little chocolate.
Finish: Medium-length, slightly bittersweet, oak, fruit and cocoa.