Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky: Old vs New Review


Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt is the no age statement pure malt blend named after the founder of Nikka and father of Japanese Whisky, Masataka Taketsuru. Once upon a time there was a range of Taketusru aged malts including the Taketsuru 12, 17, 21 and 25-year statements. Now they’re all gone, leaving just the no age statement by its lonesome.


The current no age statement Taketsuru whisky was released on 31 March 2020 - a reformulation of the previous version which was released in 2013.


So, how does the new iteration of Taketsuru Pure Malt NAS stack up against the old version? We put them head to head in this first whisky tasting on Kanpai Planet! As per the usual, expect lots of historic tidbits and other edutainment in true Kanpai Planet fashion.


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