Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

70cl / 43%
  • Japanese Blended Malt Whisky
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt
Web Exclusive Price £55.75 £46.46 ex VAT (£79.64 per litre)
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Taketsuru's no-age-statement blended malt contains a high percentage of malt from Miyagikyo, with the reminder coming from Yoichi. Aged on average for around 10 years in a variety of different cask types, including some sherry wood for extra richness.

Blended Malt


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Clove Clove
  • Pear Pear
  • Cherry Cherry
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Butterscotch Butterscotch
  • Plums Plums

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose:

      Clean and bright, with red fruit bursting out of the glass and glazed fruit-tart sweetness.

    • Palate:

      Soft and fruity with spicy clove appearing along with a cherry-menthol note.

    • Finish:

      The rich fruit lingers.

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    • Nose:

      Clean and bright, with red-fruit notes come bursting out of the glass, with some extra sweetness – glazed fruit tarts.

    • Palate:

      Soft, fruity mouthfeel, then some spicy clove appears along with a cherry-menthol note.

    • Finish:

      The rich fruit lingers.

    • Comment:

      Fruit salad in a glass, this benefits from some time in sherry cask that adds richness and body.

10 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    16 November 2018

    Yes, I am tasting a dram now of the product presented to James Baugh on his birthday. It is excellent!

  • 5
    19 September 2018

    Fruity and rich, this is a fine whisky. As I live in Japan, it is found here for around £25-£30, which is very reasonable. Even so, it's good enough that I'd happily pay £50 for it.

  • 5
    13 December 2017

    My favorite whiskey hands down

  • 3
    30 November 2017

    A blended malt. Sherried, red fruits, hints of coffee and tobacco, clove, ginger, nutmeg, raisins, A complex whisky. Name can be a bit misleading for uninitiated to malt whisky, who might perceive this to be a superior malt in some way, reminiscent of Cardu Pure Malt lol. A nice pleasant whisky with an interesting complex blend. Not outstanding IMO. Reasonable price.

  • 4
    25 October 2017

    Sharp was my first impression, but more of an indifferent sensation because as it coats the mouth it begins to finish with a wonderful flavor profile before it quickly turns towards a slight burn that lingers. Overall I actually think it is a very good whisky for the price. I also tried it next to my 21 year Pure Malt, which is probably not fair as the 21 year is much more well rounded. I think its more of "apples and oranges" when you start getting into that conversation. Ultimately I would recommend sampling this whisky if you get a chance.

  • 5
    24 October 2017

    Cannot but agree with other comments. Very sweet and leaves a pleasant oily mouthfeel. A bit disappointed about the lid. For that price I wasn’t expecting a plastic one.

  • 5
    21 July 2017

    A sublime dram! Clean Sharp Fruit Sherry, must be tasted cant go wrong......

  • 5
    17 July 2017

    I love me some nikka.

  • 5
    9 May 2017

    A fantastic whisky, which should be tasted by every person who enjoys superb quality.

  • 4
    28 March 2016

    First hit is of raspberry and strawberry followed by a hint of cherry and spice. Slightly oily mouthfeel.