Japan > World > Scotch and Other Whiskies > Single Malt > Nikka
This whisky is a stunner both as an NAS, or No Age Statement whisky, and as a Blended Malt or Pure Malt as they still call them in Japan. Composed of whiskies from Nikka's Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries, the whisky is named for the company's legendary founder Masataka Taketsuru. The whisky is said to consist of malts that are on average 10 years of age with a high proportion of fruities Miyagikyo whiskies.
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: floral, fruity and decadent; lots of fruit both tropical and citric, vanilla pods and soft oak spices; there may be a faint hint of smoke and sea salt but overall it is creamy and fruit.
Palate: oh there's some peat, but it is in balance with swee fruity notes, the whisky is exceptionally creamy, loads more vanilla, some honey and spices; the fruits are there in abundance, some citrus but mostly melons (midori) and tropical fruits (kiwi and guava); there are some coffee notes too and developing darker spices.
Finish: light, clean and fruity with some darker spice and a hint of salty peat smoke.
Comment: this is amazing value, excellent whisky and a great price point!
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