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.
Double matured in port casks, this malt is a toast to the Scottish traders who braved the high seas and were instrumental in the foundation of the port wine trade. Port Ruighe, pronounced ‘Portree’ is the Gaelic spelling of the once-bustling trading port on Skye. The port finish combines Talisker’s powerful maritime character with succulent sweet notes of rich berry fruits for a superb taste experience.
A Tamdhu for the devoted malt fan, Batch Strength is bottled un-chillfiltered at natural colour and at. Each batch is unique and varies slightly in style and intensity. As with every bottle of Tamdhu, once distilled it is matured exclusively in hand-selected sherry oak casks. Our oak is the finest in the industry, with a high proportion being first-fill and teeming with flavour. Finally, patience is required to allow these fine casks to do their work, giving Tamdhu its deep colour and exquisite quality
An inviting nose where vanilla and spice dances with bright sweet notes of Rum. While being very approachable the influence of the rum cask and higher percentage alcohol creates a unique smooth, sweet, slightly woody marriage that sparkles on the tongue. A sweet spice finish complimented by woody undertones.
Located south of Nagoya city in Aichi prefecture, Chita is a grain distillery owned by Suntory. Most of the grain whisky produced in Chita is used to compose the famous Hibiki blends. However, a small part is bottled as a single grain. Matured in a combination of sherry, bourbon and wine casks.
Sweet vanilla and almond aromas mingle with hints of toffee apple and cocoa powder. A touch of lemon meringue pie combines with toasted malt notes. Peppery in the mouth initially with fresh baked banana cake, roasted walnut, and lime flavours; these are complemented by hints of chocolate.
This whisky was matured for a minimum of 25 years in ex-sherry Hogsheads. It is beautifully aged with wonderful hues of red, orange and brown. Amazingly, no oaky notes appear at all for a whisky of this age. You’ll instead find subtle vanilla, toffee and orange chocolate. Tullibardine 25 Year Old has an incredible viscous quality that fills the mouth with baked banana, orange peel and a long, creamy, silky finish.
Toasted almonds, plum, fig, allspice and warm apple crisp.
Bold, powerful spice, apricot, clove and cinnamon sugar. A drop of water brings out notes citrus fruits and black tea.
Exceptionally long, with burnt sugar, toasted marshmallows, dried fruits, and a gentle oak spice.