Yet another excellent Japanese whisky from Nikka. From all facets of the tasting (aromas, palate, finish, balance), the harmony and the oiliness of a well aged Japanese whisky are some of the key winning factors. For such a lower proofed whiskey of 86 proof, it’s amazing how much fullness of flavors there are in the Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 21 Year Old (especially the coffee and dark chocolate). It really is a shame on the high demand of Japanese whisky since the MSRP of $330 is quite high (and that’s if you can even find it at MSRP). But it is absolutely worth every penny. That’s also to say with all whisk(e)y, it is only worth MSRP and no more.