NIKKA TAKETSURU PURE MALT WHISKY

Nikka Taketsuru, a blended single malt at 43% ABV, meant to be an entry level affordable starter single malt.

When let sit for a while the nose reveals a lot of quality woods used for ageing. Mature beyond its pedigree, but with a hint of young rawness in the background. Reminds of an of an island malt (think Highland Park or Talisker). Nice caramels and a salty tang with typical stewed or dried fruit flavours. Very enjoyable and a great value for the price.

Score: 87