Nikka 17 year Old Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

This is a signature label in honor 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 17 Year Old Taketsuru expression from Nikka distillery.

    Nose:    Fresh and fruity with fruit salad, berries, sultanas and some other dried fruit, vanilla, fragrant wood and honey.

    Taste:    Spicy and rounded with vanilla, blood orange and a little chocolate.

    Finish:    Medium-length, slightly bittersweet, oak, fruit and cocoa.

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