Nikka Taketsuru 17 Years Old Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

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Nikka Taketsuru 17 Years Old Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

Nikka Taketsuru 17 Years Old Pure Malt Japanese Whisky
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  • PRODUCER:

  • Nikka Whisky Distilling Company

  • REGION:

  • Japan

  • AGING:

  • 17 Years

A marriage of single malts from both the Yoichi and Miyagikyo Distilleries, this pure malt Japanese whisky is aged for a minimum of 17 years and then vatted together being being bottled. Its mellow, well-rounded nose and flavors of vanilla, berries, milk chocolate and blood orange are best enjoyed neat or with just a little water or ice, and it earned it 94 points from Wine Enthusiast in 2014.

"The strength of this whisky lies in the way the subtle aroma of peat builds up over time."

Jim Murray, The Whisky Bible

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"10 out of 10 would buy this Whiskey Again!"

OVERALL CSX RATING

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TASTE SCORES

Taste Scores

  • 93

  • Wine Enthusiast 2014

TASTE SCORES

Taste Scores

  • 93

  • Wine Enthusiast 2014

INDUSTRY AWARDS

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  • World Whiskies Awards 2014

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Taste Profile

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  • Briny

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Product Details

Malt whisky is distilled exclusively from barley malt, and is considered to be the forefather of all other types of whisky. In general, it is divided into single malt whisky (several malt whiskies from a single distillery vatted together) and pure malt whisky (malt whisky from several distilleries vatted together). This spirit is a Japanese pure malt whisky, and has aromas that include hints of fruit, berries and plantains. On the palate, notes of vanilla, milk chocolate and blood orange lead to a finish of oak, cocoa and fruit. the whisky is a marriage of single malts from the Yoichi and Miyagikyo Distilleries, and is aged for a minimum of seventeen years before being vatted together and bottled. Its mellow, well-rounded nose and character earned it a Gold medal at the World Whiskies Awards in 2014, where it was named World’s Best Blended Malt and Best Japanese Blended Malt Whisky.

About the Producer

The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. Ltd. was founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, who traveled to Scotland in 1918 to learn the process of distilling Scotch whisky. He also studied organic chemistry at the University of Glasgow and malt whisky production at the Hazelburn Distillery in Campbeltown. After his death, the company was run by his son Takeshi Taketsuru, who expanded it substantially. Nikka is currently owned by Asahi Brewiers, and produces a wide variety of Japanese whiskies.

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