Nikka Taketsuru 12 Years Pure Malt Whisky Limited Edition
A younger blended malt from the Nikka family, Nikka Taketsuru is named after Masataka Taketsuru, who founded the company in 1934.
World Whiskies Awards 2012 – Best Non-Scotch Blended Malt 12 years and under
Colour: Bright gold
Nose: Fruity and floral. Notes of apple pie, plum jam, vanilla and cappuccino. Also an occasional whiff of peat.
Palate: Sweet and smooth, hints of apple, nutmeg and subtle vanilla flavours, thick and honied. Buttery toffee, with spicey notes. Highly sip-able.
Finish: Quite creamy and medium-long, with vanilla and apple notes topped with a few grains of salt. Light peat flavour remains after the oak is gone.