The Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt is a Japanese whisky, its name is an homage to Masataka Taketuru, a key personality in Japans whisky world. Matter of fact, he was the first Japanese who moved to Scotland to learn the art of whisky and its secrets.
- ABV: 43%
- Casks: not declared
- Age: not declared
- Number of bottles: not declared
- Price range: 50 € – 100 €
- Availability: high
Tasting notes NIKKA TAKETSURU PURE MALT
Nose: peat and spices, black pepper, give rise to the first olfactory impact. Afterwards is the turn of red fruits and wood. Marine notes reach the palate as last.
Palate: it reveals aromas of malt and spices, the black pepper excels. Then come feeble notes of red fruits and licorice. The aromatic palette is not very “deep” and structured.
Finale: persistency is medium short. Dominated by black pepper.
Complessivamente un whiskey giapponese entry level, che sviluppa una paletta aromatica limitata e dotata di una complessità particolarmente contenuta. Anche il finale risulta evanescente e di poco impatto.
Overall, an entry level Japanese whisky, that develops a limited aromatic palette paired with a particularly contained complexity. Even the finale results evanescent and of little impact.