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Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt*Packaging may vary

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

Single Malt Whiskey /43% ABV / Japan

Product Details

Single Malt Whiskey

Product Description

This is a blended malt named in honor of Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky. He is the first Japanese who mastered whisky-making in Scotland and produced the genuine whisky in Japan. Masataka learned that the natural resources surrounding a distillery were essential for quality whisky. Based on his thought, he selected two places, Yoichi and Miyagikyo, and built two distilleries there. Its gentle malt flavor, fruitiness and extremely well-balanced taste make it a perfect entry point into the world of Nikka.

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Community Reviews

4.8(3 Reviews)
  • ShawnJun 18 2021

    Very unique, there’s a flavor profile I lack a qualifier BUT I love it! All I want is some Nikka that is rooted in the traditional peated that’s kind of what I expected (the descriptions of the two two single malts from the two Nikka distilleries both say light on peat; Hibiki Harmony is fantastic but I want something that is rooted on Scotch… I’m surprised but at the same time I dunno how legitimate any other company than Nikka due to lack of regulation - seeing the blatantly fake kanji-hiragana-katakana “close enough fonts” I wanna know my Japanese Whiskey was made in Japan and not distilled in Russia & aged in (er..on?) Sealand and marketed as Japanese Whiskey cause no laws or regulatory process… 10/10 best Japanese Whiskey IMHO atm in time. Would love a Cask Strength from Nikka

  • Ronnie
    Verified Buyer
    May 8 2020
    Verified Buyer

    It's a good dram but not so much for the price. It's fruity and sweet, but there's a level of harshness. If this was around 50-55, i would give it a higher rating.

  • Benjamin
    Verified Buyer
    Apr 27 2018
    Verified Buyer

    Really tasty for the price. Quick delivery too


Yes, whiskey is gluten-free, thanks to the distillation process used to make it. The Celiac Disease Foundation concluded that it can safely be considered gluten-free, though it’s still possible that some people with high gluten sensitivity or celiac disease could have a reaction to whiskeys created from certain grains.
Whiskey can include a large number of different distilled spirits made from fermented grain mash — usually cereal grains like rye, barley malt, wheat and corn. The drink undergoes aging in wooden containers, most often oak.
One of the reasons whiskey is so popular is that there’s no single way to enjoy it. There’s the purist route — straight and neat, no mixers, no ice — but what fun is being a purist? You can add water to it, which can enhance certain bottles’ flavors or you can add it with other ingredients to make delicious mixed drinks. It’s the foundation of the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned, the Whiskey Sour and many others.