TAKETSURU PURE MALT
Pure Malt(Blended Malt)
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 flavor, fruitiness and extremely well-balanced taste make it a perfect entry point into the world of Nikka.
Despite the name, this has nothing to do with coffee. Distilled on a rare Coffey-style still imported from Scotland for unusually fruity and complex flavors. Distilled from 100% malted barley, this is an exceptionally unique Japanese Whisky. Tasting Notes: Toasted walnut, vanilla, nutmeg, maple, dried cherry. This product is sold individually and by the case with 6 bottles per case.
Coffey Grain is predominantly made from corn and distilled in a Coffey Still. The complex, sweet and mellow flavors of this expression will help you re-discover the beauty of a grain whisky.
The Coffey Still is the world’s first patented continuous still invented by Mr. Aeneas Coffey in 1830. Masataka Taketsuru valued the feature of this type of still, which retains the flavors of ingredients and also creates a distinctive texture. Coffey Grain and Coffey Malt are Nikka's signature grain whiskies which show the beauty of our Coffey Stills.