43% ABVTaketsuru Pure Malt whisky is the perfect marriage of Yoichi & Miyagikyo. Its gentle malt flavor, fruitiness and extremely well-balanced taste make it a perfect entry point into the world of Nikka. Sherry butts, bourbon barrels, new American oak and re-charred casks were chosen for this expression.
Nose: red fruit, clover honey, hay, peaches, white chocolate
Taste: light body, slightly oily, caramel and floral, slightly beachy and smoky
Finish: the white pepper lays on the sides of the tongue, the slight medicinal note lingers
Comments: lots of flavor layers because it’s a malted blend. The Yoichi side of the blend brings the beachy flavor (it sits on the water), while the Miyagikyo brings that Highland-like delicate flavor (as it’s up in the foothills of Japan). I like this one the best of the 3 Nikkas presented
Nikka Pure Malt https://www.scotchandscones.com/nikka-whisky-old-potrero-rye/ December 22, 2017