Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Release 2020 - Nikka
- Distillery : Nikka Whiskey
- Provenance: Japan
- Alcohol volume : 43%
- Moment to taste it: After dinner
- BlowUp Judgment: 9/10
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Release 2020 is a new expression launched in 2020 by founder Masataka Taketsuru. He was the first Japanese to learn whiskey making in Scotland and brought this experience back to Japan. His whiskeys highlight the complexity and precision of blending inherited from Masataka. While remaining a smooth and well balanced blended malt, this whiskey's formula has been refined to further showcase an exquisite balance of elegant smoothness and deep complexity along with a rich, smoky mouthfeel.
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Release 2020 comes to the nose with a scent reminiscent of grassy malt, earthy vanilla, toasted coconut and pineapple. It has a more vanilla flavor, slightly floral in places. It refers to the taste of salted butter, ripe pear and peach. It has a lingering finish and a slight warmth of baked spice.