NIKKA Taketsuru 21 Year Old

NIKKA Taketsuru 21 Year Old bottle

70cl, 43% ABV

Round and generous, the 21 Year Old Taketsuru bottling captures the hearts of both novices and experts alike. Perfectly balanced and mellow, with an endless finish that delivers a complex range of aromas, from tropical fruits to nuts and mocha. With its four World Whisky Awards titles of world’s best blended malt in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Taketsuru 21 is quite simply one of the great whiskies of our time.

NIKKA Taketsuru 21 Year Old bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Fresh and fruity at first, with juicy apples and pears to the fore. Then, aromas of spiced chocolate, liquorice and Demerara sugar arrive. Very appealing.

Palate

Rich and chocolately, with toasty oak, candied peel and orchard fruits. Some cinnamon, too, along with stem ginger and crème brûlée. Delicious!

Finish

The spice and oak last a long time, with the fruit softening things just a touch.

Comment

A top-class whisky, this is a real crowd pleaser, with bundles of fruit, spice and oak. There’s a lovely richness to the mouthfeel, too.