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. Aged on average for around 10 years in a variety of different cask types, including some sherry wood for extra richness.
Tasting notes: Its gentle malt flavor, fruitiness and extremely well-balanced taste of golden barley and a final hint of coffee. Overall A Superb Japanese blended malt from Nikka.