It’s a good indication that a company is certain about the quality of its product when it names it after its founder. After all, the Taketsuru 17 did win the award for the World’s Best Blended Malt at the World Whiskies Awards in 2015, making it a globally renowned dram and this Masataka Taketsuru 17 year old whisky tasting notes are full of dried fruit. But don’t take our word for it, it’s yours for the taking!

Recent Taketsuru 17 Awards

  • World’s Best Blended Malt (World Whiskies Awards, 2018)
  • World’s Best Blended Malt (World Whiskies Awards, 2015)
  • World’s Best Japanese Blended Malt (World Whiskies Awards, 2015)
  • World’s Best Blended Malt (World Whiskies Awards, 2014)

Nikka Taketsuru 17 Pure Malt is a renowned Japanese whisky showcasing the distillery’s artistry and expertise. Named after founder Masataka Taketsuru, it’s a masterful blend of aged malt whiskies aged 17 years in oak casks. With a “No Box” designation, it offers an enticing price point without compromising quality.

A delicate floral undertone, along with ripe fruits and savoury notes. Its flavours include toasty oak, warm spices, and rich caramel with a satisfying finish. With a rich history since 1934, Nikka Distillery perfects whisky-making by combining Scottish traditions with Japanese precision.

It is a complex and elegant whisky showcasing Japanese whisky-making artistry and Masataka Taketsuru’s legacy. Its exquisite flavours, craftsmanship, and rich heritage elevate your whisky collection, offering unparalleled quality and charm.



5 reviews for Nikka Taketsuru 17 Pure Malt (No Box)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Nixon

    I recently purchased the Nikka Taketsuru 17 Pure Malt and was blown away by the smooth, rich flavor profile. The complexity of the blend is incredible, with hints of peat, fruit, and spice all perfectly balanced. It’s a fantastic sipping whiskey and I highly recommend it to any whiskey lover.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Willy Fischer

    The Nikka Taketsuru 17 Pure Malt is a top-notch whiskey. The long aging process has resulted in a well-rounded and mature spirit that is both smooth and full-bodied. The no-box presentation is understated, but the quality of the whiskey speaks for itself. Highly recommended.

  3. 5 out of 5

    John Holt

    I am a big fan of Japanese whiskey and the Nikka Taketsuru 17 Pure Malt is one of the best I’ve tried. The blend of different malt whiskies creates a unique flavor that sets it apart from other similar offerings. The lack of a box doesn’t detract from the overall experience and I would definitely purchase this again.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Donald Teems

    If you’re looking for a whiskey that’s smooth, complex, and well-balanced, the Nikka Taketsuru 17 Pure Malt is the way to go. I’ve never been a fan of peaty whiskies, but this one has just enough to add depth without overpowering the other flavors. The no-box presentation is a nice touch and keeps the focus on the whiskey itself.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bob Bowers

    I was introduced to the Nikka Taketsuru 17 Pure Malt by a friend and I’m glad I took the leap. The aging process has created a whiskey that’s mature and refined, with a rich and satisfying flavor profile. The lack of a box makes it a great gift option for the whiskey lover in your life.

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