Nikka Taketsuru 21 Years Old Pure Malt Whisky

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 43%

Proof: 86°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 21 years

Product of: Product of Japan Japan

Taketsuru 21-Years-Old is a vatted Japanese malt whisky, blended using single malts from Nikki's Yoichi and Miyagikyo Distilleries. Named in honour of Masataka Taketsuru, one of the two founders of the Japanese whisky industry and the founder of Nikka, the company which produces this "pure malt".

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 07/05/2012


Clear, mid golden amber with polished golden highlights.


Dried fruit -plump sultanas and figs, dark bitter chocolate, instant coffee and amontillado sherry.


Similar to Nikka's 17-year-old Pure Malt in taste profile but with more refined and integrated rum and raison notes. Superbly balanced with ginger and cracked black pepper spice, tangy orange marmalade and a lightly smoked oaky garnish.


More slightly peaty smoky notes emerge in the elegant, slightly sweet spiced finish. All in all, easy to like and all too easy to drink. diffordsguide

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