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Nikka Whisky 12YO Takesuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (1x 700ml),5 Star Prov

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Nikka Whisky 12YO Takesuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky - 40% ABV (1x 700ml), Japan. Screwcap closure.(Boxed)Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Original presentation box included.

The 12 year old blended malt sourced from two of Nikka`s distilleries, Yoichi and Miyagikyo, named after the company`s founder, Masataka Taketsuru. It is rumoured to have been discountined.

The grand story of Nikka Japanese Whisky begins with the ``father of Japanese Whisky`` Masataka Taketsuru. Born in 1894 into a Saké producing family, Taketsuru travelled to Scotland early in his career to learn the beguiling ways of distillation and blending. After many years of honing his craft, Taketsuru crafted Japan``s first whisky at the Yamazaki distillery before establishing Nikka Whisky, a truly artisan and premium whisky house. The 12 Year Old from the Miyagikyo Distillery is a soft and luxuriant blended malt whisky that utilises the different natural environment at Miyagikyo with the use of steam heat distillation that results in a malt that is distinguished by a harmony of the aroma of aged casks with sweet hints of vanilla and gently peat. The soft taste is elegantly deepened by a sweet and tangy fruitiness.93 Points. Wine EnthusiastBright gold in color and fresh, this single malt from Nikka offers a pitch-perfect balance of fruit, oak and smoke. On the palate, this translates to fresh apple and subtle vanilla flavors that taper smoothly.

Awards

  • World Whiskies Awards, 2013: Best Japanese Blended Malt 12 Years and Under
  • World Whiskies Awards, 2012: Best Non Scotch Blended Malt 12 Years and Under
  • World Whiskies Awards, 2010: Best Non Scotch Blended Malt 12 Years and Under (254568-99)

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