International Whisky - Single Malt

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky

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Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt is one of the Pure Malt series of whisky. It is a blend of single malts (often known as a vatted malt) coming from the "fruity" character of the Miyagikyo malts and the smokiness of the Yoichi malts. To us, this implies an almost-blended scotch whisky character that subdues the heavier smoke for a smoother, more approachable whisky.

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This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Vossmeister Vossmeister (53)
Rating: 3.0 (2016-06-13)
Good average whisky
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Muncher Muncher (651)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-01-10)
My wife and I were at a Japanese restaurant and I wanted to have an authentic experience so I ordered a Japanese whisky and this is what the bartender poured me. I guess he knew what he was doing because it's really a delicious dram. All I knew about it at the restaurant was the name: Nikka Pure Malt Whisky. The proof66 description really sheds light on the thoughts I had about it earlier. The first thing that popped in my head was it reminded me of the Johnnie Walker Green Label because it has that blended flavor profile, but it doesn't taste thin at all (like the blends with the grain whisky filler do); it's got a richness and a thickness of flavor that most blends fail to achieve. There's a little smoke, a little oak and spice, and a little cereal grain sweetness. It's very well balanced, seems to be at just the right strength, and doesn't have anything offensive or off putting. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that it didn't excite me enough to want to go out and buy a bottle of my own.
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