Taketsuru 21 YO

Japanese Whisky
43% Alcohol content


In 1918, Masataka Taketsuru travelled from Japan to Scotland and studied chemistry at the University of Glasgow. In 1920 Masataka married his wife, Jessie ‘Rita’ Roberta Cowan, and the couple lived for a few months in Campbeltown. They returned to Japan later that year. In 1934, Masataka established Nikka Whisky and his first distillery was built in Hokkaido and named Yoichi. The area was well-suited to whisky production, though its location was remote. The Taketsuru Blended whisky line was named after the founder.

Tasting Notes

Taster: Dominic Roskrow

Nose: Toffee,coffee ice cream,maple syrup.


Palate: Clean,sharp and bitter orange and citrus notes,but ordered and quite complex. Spice suggests age.


Finish: Curiously captivating,with a sweet and sour ping pong match and a hint of smoke.


Comment: Sweet enough to be attractive,sharp enough not to be cloying and spicy enough to prickle the tastebuds. A winner.


2011, 2010 & 2009 World Whiskies Awards - Worlds Best Blended Malt Whisky

2010, 2009, 2008 International Spirits Competition - Gold Medal Winner


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