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Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

70cl - 43% ABV

Nikka Takesturu Pure Malt is a Japanese Blended Malt Whisky with captivating freshness. It is combination of different casks from Nikka’s Yoichi and Miyagikyo single malt distilleries and has notes of pear and citrus with dark chocolate and light smoke. Nikka was set up in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, the “Father of Japanese Whisky” – who while in Scotland in 1918-1920,  learned the secrets of whisky production. Masataka Taketsuru’s adopted son, Takeshi, created this whisky in honour of his father to showcase the art of blending that Masataka valued so highly. Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky is best enjoyed neat to fully appreciate the full complexity and layers of flavour from this tribute to the art of blending. A few drops of water may also help to bring out the bright and grassy top notes. This whisky is also perfect in a classic Manhattan cocktail. 

Tasting Notes


Butterscotch and vanilla toffee lead, with crunchy barley sugar notes developing in the glass. Toffee apples, peach and spiced bread notes build, with beeswax and light honey notes following. Candied lemon and orange peel hide at the back.


Honey-drizzled brown bread and freshly sliced apples lead, slowly turning darker as treacle toffee and raisins build. The freshness continues as darker notes develop, with pears and lemon peel on top and singed fruit cake underneath.


Vanilla-sugar-dusted apple slices and toffee slowly fade to reveal cinnamon toast and apple peel.


A complex mix of toffee and fresh fruit that is balanced by a weight back-end of darker, well-matured notes. Rich and rounded, with lots of depth.


Made With

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt