Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

Producer: Nikka
Country: Japan
Age: No age statement
abv: 43%

Masataka Taketsuru was a legend in the whisky world, so naturally any bottle bearing his name comes with some high expectations. Nikka Taketsuru 17 and 21 year old were at the forefront of launching Japanese whisky to international acclaim. Given these high hopes, Taketsuru Pure Malt was perhaps not quite what I’d wished for. Then again, that’s not very fair. Like someone with famous parents struggling to make their own way in the world, Pure Malt should not constantly be compared to its illustrious forebears. So let’s set history aside for a moment and judge this whisky on its own merits. What does Taketsuru Pure Malt have to offer?

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