Nikka Taketsuru Malt 2014 Release/Black Label 43% Japan
The last remaining stock of the excellent Taketsuru, this was discontinued mid-2020 to be replaced with a new expression which is markedly different. This old bottling focuses on single malt from Nikka's Miyagikyo distillery, with the focus on smooth, sherry cask matured whisky. Look for the distinctively rich, fruity flavours - peaches and cherry especially - as well as the milk chocolate, creme brulee and butterscotch. When this bottling is gone, it won't be coming back so get it while you can!