Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky is a no-age statement that 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.
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.