Taketsuru 17 yr, a beastly whisky!

This is the next whisky on the list!

It’s the Taketsuru 17 yr …. Just love to pronounce the name, Taketsuru. Just try to say it 10 times in a row!..  I’ve read that this is a beastly whisky. “Multeity in unity”.

  • Name: Nikka Taketsuru
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Blend
  • Price per standard amount: € 83,99
Did you know that the Taketsuru 17yr whisky is the best selling whisky in the range?
The smoke is clearly present. You can find Cigar Boxes in the fragrance, varnish and light leather. If you add some water the character of tropical fruit are coming forward. This is the leading element in the flavor, some time before the peat smoke starts to manifest.A clear, precise and complex whisky.


  • Color: Copper
  • Nose: Rich, grass, grapes, pepper,A spicy and delicate fragrance with notes of yellow plum and peach peel and a little chocolate
  • Taste: Delicious, gives a clear sense of fruit, with small hints of orange peel and cherry, with a beautiful rich character.With a characteristic of chocolate, burnt wood and smoke cigars. Anise and the citrus tones makes gives this some freshness. Also sensitive herbaceous tones
  • Finish: long and pure

This malt is named after the founder of Nikka, Masataka Taketsuru (1894-1979)

Masataka Taketsuru founded Japan’s whisky industry. He was born in 1894 in Takehara, Hiroshima to a family that had owned a sake brewery since 1733. The Scotch whisky captured the young man’s imagination, as well as the interest of few other enterprising Japanese of that day. He decided to dedicate his life to whisky.

He is also called “Father of Japanese Whisky”.

Like the pure malt Whisky this range is made of composite whiskies from distilleries of Nikka. But considering the number of malts that in both locations is made it’s hard to guess which element comes from what distillery.

Considering the lovely and sweet chocolate and the smell of cigar, it’s suitable for men and women. This is an adventurous whisky. I had a sample, enough to write this review, but if someone is having a bottle to many and feels generous!..  It’s a hint!

I have a tiny weakness for Japan. I love the Japanese maple tree, the Japanese prints on cups, dishes, and so on. I love anime, manga specifically and the whisky!

Suggestions: Just Pure…. or small drops of water…. When it’s hot, like now, Ice cubes!


I give this whisky an 8 out of 10.



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