Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 Year

Peated Blended Malt

Nikka // Japan

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4 out of 5 stars
( 261 )

The Taketsuru whiskies are comprised of selected blended malts from the two Nikka distilleries, Miyagikyo and Yoichi, and are named after Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka. Taketsuru-san first learned how to distill in Scotland in 1919 at several distilleries which includes an apprenticeship at the Hazelburn distillery in Campbeltown.

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  • Peated Blended Malt
    100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
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Tasting Notes

"A lovely sweet spice hits your nose that is very inviting. There's a smoky aroma, but it has more of a sweet char rather than a vegetal peat quality to it. Gentle peat comes through on the palate, but is intermixed with creamy vanilla and pear fruit. Though the finish could be longer, it is pleasurable. "

Score 92

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