Masataka Taketsuru (the father of Japanese whisky) was the founder of the Nikka company. This version, made to commemorate his contribution to whisky, is a vatting of single malts aged in sherry casks.
Old gold in colour with copper highlights.
A spicy and delicate nose, equally fruity (yellow plum and peach skin) and chocolatey. Continues on notes of old leather, dried tobacco leaf and dried fruit (apricot and fig).
Tasty and generous on the palate, giving a distinct sensation of fruit in both preserve (orange rind), and eau de vie (morello cherry) incarnations, with a lovely rich character. Creamy, with toffee, mocha and grilled dried fruit (hazelnuts) notes.
A long and worthy finish of the old whiskies of Speyside. Marked by praline, burnt wood and cigar smoke. Aniseed flower citrus fruit notes bring freshness. Delicate herbaceous notes (dried grass) are equally present.