Nikka Taketsuru 17yo Pure Malt Whisky
Winner of World's Best Blended Whisky in 2012, this expression - now discontinued - is a bold tribute to Nikka's founder, and most-revered 'Father of the Japanese Whisky Industry' Masataka Taketsuru.
A honeyed-vanilla nose gives way to intense and complex layers of malt. The finish is exceptional, with just a hint of marmalade fruit peeking its head above the waves of malt. This is not a whisky for the faint-hearted. However it is a near-perfect example of Japanese malt tradition and must-have for any whisky enthusiast!