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Taketsuru 12 year-old Whisky

Food Pairing

Goes very well with cheeses and especially camembert.
Nikka

Taketsuru 12 year-old Whisky

70 cl
Nikka 12 Year Old Taketsuru Whisky is a marriage of single malts from both the Yoichi distillery on Hokkaido, and the Miyagikyo distillery near Sendai. Using a formula of different flavours - sherry, malty, vanillin - made from whiskies aged in different types of casks, the aromas are heady and full of oily grains. Bring this to a party and you'll be the star. Most people have never had it, so pour it blind and watch them say Macallan.
Appellation Whisky
Size 70 cl
€143.00

Availability: Out of stock

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MASATAKA TAKETSURU, THE FATHER OF JAPANESE WHISKY.

Having long produced alcohol, principally from rice, the Japanese first discover whisky in 1853 with the arrival of American commodore Matthew Perry in Tokyo bay. At the end of the 19th Century, several Japanese companies already attempt to produce this spirit, but the first trials made from rice or corn are unsuccessful.

NIKKA, THE EXPRESSION OF AN IMPROBABLE ENCOUNTER

In 1918, Masataka Taketsuru, son of a sake brewing family, is recruited by the Settsu Shuzo Company to produce the first authentic Japanese whisky. With a background in chemistry, the young man decides to leave for Scotland, in the aim of discovering the secrets of whisky production. A few months after his arrival, Taketsuru meets Rita Cowan, with whom he immediately falls in love with. Rita becomes his wife, but also his muse.

Two years later, the couple returns to Japan. In 1922, his employer Settsu Shuzo goes bankrupt following a stock market crash. Taketsuru then joins the Kotobukiya group, a beer industry giant later renamed Suntory, for who he builds the first Japanese distillery in 1924.

Some years later, Rita will inspire him to realize his dream: build his very own distillery.

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  1. Delicious... Review by Remy
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    Very good indeed. (Posted on 14/10/2015)

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