This launch, replacing the previous discontinued expression, is named after Nikka’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru. A disciplined craftsman, Taketsuru was constant in his pursuit of perfection in the art of blending his whiskies, a personality trait that is the inspiration for this expression.
The whisky is a blend of aged single malt casks from Yoichi and Miyagikyo and showcases an exquisite balance between great softness and deep complexity. Miyagikyo remains predominant in the blend but a higher portion of Yoichi is used in this new edition giving the whisky a more expressive character. The main barrel influence comes from Miyagikyo & Yoichi ex-Sherry casks and Miyagikyo which has been aged in American oak