We are taking a look at the whisky that was crafted as an ode to the father of Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru.
This is Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt. Pure Malt is a blend of 2 single malt whiskys, mostly from the Miyagikyo distillery and the rest being from Yoichi distillery.
Taketsuru Pure Malt is a no age statement whisky that is bottled at 43% abv. Partially finished in sherry casks. Very lightly peated.
Masataka Taketsuru took an apprenticeships in Scotland to learn the craft. Originally starting with Longmorn from Speyside and even Hazelburn in Campbeltown played roles in his education to becoming the master distiller he became.
Masataka Taketsuru aimed at replicating Scotch whisky in Japan and this definitely comes across as close to Scotch as you can get without being in Scotland.
This is a great homage to the man who brought the Scottish whiskey style to Japan.
Being priced at around $60 dollars, Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt is a great buy.
Check out our full review below:
As a fan of scotch and other whiskeys I was tired of looking up reviews for new whiskeys that just oozed of snobbery. I wanted to create an outlet for average Joe's who don't have a sommelier palate. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, I moved to San Diego, California in 2010 with my wife. I'm also a fan of MMA, pro-wrestling, comic books, video games and strongman. All subjects are topic for discussion on the podcast.
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