Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 Year Old, Nikka Whisky
An extremely rare whisky and a collectors item. We have just one bottle available and it is offered in its original box.
Masataka Taketsuru was the founder of Nikka and father of Japanese whisky.
This version is a vatting of the Yoichi and Miyagikyo single malts of which a strong percentage is aged in sherry oak giving this blended malt a unique richness.
The colour is old gold with copper highlights. The nose is spicy and delicate, it also reveals fruity (yellow plum, peach) and chocolate notes. It develops into old leather, dried tobacco leaf, and dried fruit (apricot, fig).
On the palate it is rich and generous, it is reminiscent of preserved fruit (orange) and Morello cherry, and is extremely unctuous. Creamy, it develops into toffee, mocha and hazelnut.
The finish is long, with an aftertaste of praline, charred wood and cigar-smoke, worth of an old Speyside whisky. Aniseed and citrus provide this whisky with its freshness and elegance. Fine herbal notes are also present.