The Taketsuru whiskies are comprised of selected blended malts from the two Nikka distilleries, Miyagikyo and Yoichi, and are named after Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka. Taketsuru-san first learned how to distill in Scotland in 1919 at several distilleries which includes an apprenticeship at the Hazelburn distillery in Campbeltown.
Tasting Notes :
Appearance : Mahogany gold
Nose: Fresh and fruity with fruit salad, berries, sultanas and some other dried fruit, vanilla, fragrant wood and honey.
Palate: Spicy and rounded with vanilla, blood orange and a little chocolate.
Finish: Medium-length, slightly bittersweet, oak, fruit and cocoa.
Country : Japan
Distillery : Nikka
Alcohol by volume : 43%