Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

Country: Japan
Region:
Type: Blended Malt
Bottler: Nikka Whisky
ABV: 43%
Score: 86 points

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky. Image courtesy Nikka Whisky.This no-age-statement Japanese whisky uses malts from Nikka’s Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries, and the result has a smooth and malty nose with hints of cedar shavings, allspice, leather, and a touch of beef broth. The taste is smooth and buttery with a nice maltiness, lemon zest, and touches of allspice and ginger for a clean and well-balanced flavor. The finish is long and fades smoothly with a slight tartness of lemon zest. A clean and simple whisky. (June, 2015)

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