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Pure Malt is nowadays called blended malt, as you are most likely aware. This whisky is thus composed of single malts from the Nikka stable (as Japanese distillers do not swap whiskies). It was named after the founder of the Nikka company, Masetaka Taketsuru.
The nose is very light and fruity with a whole bouquet of scented flowers. Very fruity on plum and rhubarb marmalade, apple pie, vanilla and a bit of caramel. Some roasted coffee beans and a whiff of oak. Very clean, almost too clean should such a thing exist.
The attack is very soft, almost watery, but immediately honeysweet. Apple juice with iced tea, some breakfast cereals and spices. Nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon. Some nuts now. Dangerously quaffable.
The finish is sweet, but very short.
This is an uncomplicated card players whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun.