This is a blended malt named in honor of Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky. He is the first Japanese who mastered whisky-making in Scotland and produced the genuine whisky in Japan. Masataka learned that the natural resources surrounding a distillery were essential for quality whisky. Based on his thought, he selected two places, Yoichi and Miyagikyo and built two distilleries there. Its gentle malt flavour, fruitiness and extremely well-balanced taste make it a perfect entry point the world of Nikka.
Color : Dark Amber.
Nose : Floral with hints of caramel and cinnamon.
Palate : Spice picks up, with nutmeg and oaky vanilla, more floral and a burst of red fruits.
Finish : Full of cinnamon and creamy caramel.