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Nikka Taketsuru 21 year old

A very nice addition to the blended malt category, my personal favorite under rated whisky genre.  The nose is very fruity... prunes, raisins, sherry and maybe some vanilla.  The taste has oranges and spices, reminded me of Christmas Eve in Devon when children are given oranges with cloves stuck in them at Midnight Mass.  the finish has white pepper and vanilla and lingers on the palate.... "like a lazy forklift truck driver".  Last tasting note courtesy of Sidekick Simon from Alan Partridge Mid Morning Matters.  Classic. 

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  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Type: Blended Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Indeed

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