Nikka Taketsuru 35 Year Old Japanese Blended Malt Whisky (750ml)
$4999. 99 Bottle
The Taketsuru range acknowledges the efforts of the company founder, and suitably, only the very best whiskies make the cut for the "Blended Malts" bearing his name. With Nikka's 12, 17 and 21 year old whiskies now almost impossible to procure, it's ironic that we've just secured a bottle of what's generally considered the jewel in the crown: Nikka's 35 Year Old has always been super limited and a release exclusively reserved for the Japanese market. A remarkable opportunity. One bottle only to sell. Bottle No.0046. 43% Alc./Vol. The tale of Masataka Taketsuru's life is of the same fabric legends are made of. Sent in 1918 as young apprentice to Scotland by his Japanese employers to crack the secrets of whisky, he not only came back with that knowledge but also with Rita Taketsuru (nee Cowan), who went on playing a decisive role in the development of the Japanese Whisky industry. Thanks to her connection to Japanese high society, Masataka was able to finance the company that is now known as Nikka Whisky.This blend of malts is reputedly from the two Nikka distilleries, Yoichi and Miyagikyo.