Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 21 Year
Peated Blended Malt
Nikka // Japan
This Pure Malt (also known as Vatted Malt or blended malt) is whisky distilled at two different malt whisky distilleries, Miyagikyo and Yoichi. Unlike in Scotland, the Japanese do not trade whiskies with other companies; they produce their own varied whiskies and blend to their specifications. With varying elements of whisky production from different peat levels, different yeasts, variations on fermentation and distillation, types of casks used and length of time aged, one might say they have a plethora of possibilities.
Peated Blended Malt100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
"There are some incense qualities to the nose along with a nutty, sweet sherry'd aroma. A tinge of seaweed and moderate peat smoke tag along with bitter chocolate and coffee. The sweetness is displayed byway of dried fruits and sweet baking spices such as ginger and star anise. While richer than the 12 and 17 year old bottlings, the finish is quite dry."