Nikka 12 Year Old Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

This is a signature label in honour of Nikka's founder Masataka Taketsuru, the first Japanese who mastered whisky-making in Scotland and brought this expertise back to Japan. While being a disciplined craftsman, he was also a person of curiosity and open-mindedness. This is a tribute to Masataka from his successors, highlighting a perfect balance with complexity achieved by precise blending inherited from the founder.
A "pure malt" is a blend of malt whiskies from various distilleries, whereas a "single malt" is a whisky made exclusively from one distillery. A "pure malt" is also known as a "blended malt".
This is a 12 Year Old Taketsuru expression from Nikka distillery.

    Nose:    Floral, blood oranges, juicy grapes, plenty of spices, stained oak.

    Taste:    Caramel candy, white chocolate with almond slivers, a hint of apple and grapes, concentrated malt, after a while a spice explosion.

    Finish:    Medium length, strong distinct oak, coffee, leather, cinnamon.

Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.