Nikka Tsuru 17 Year Old Ceramic Decanter

Nikka Tsuru 17 Year Old Ceramic Decanter
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Nikka Tsuru 17 Year Old Ceramic DecanterNikka Tsuru 17 Year Old Ceramic DecanterNikka Tsuru 17 Year Old Ceramic Decanter
Winning bid: £200.00
Lot number: 084-0212

The Nikka whisky company was founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, with the creation of his Yoichi distillery on the island of Hokkaido. Arguably the “grandfather” of Japanese whisky, Taketsuru learned his trade studying Organic Chemistry at The University of Glasgow in 1918, before apprenticing at Longmorn, and laterally Hazelburn distilleries. With humble beginnings, producing apple juice and cider to keep the cash flowing whilst the whisky came of age, Nikka has grown to become one of the best known names in Japanese whisky.

In addition to their Japanese operations, Nikka also owns Ben Nevis distillery, and ships malt whisky from the distillery back to Japan for use in it's Nikka Black expression.

Tsuru means "crane" in Japanese, which explains the crane-y motif going on with the decanter. It has also, unfortunately, been discontinued along with the majority of Nikka's age statement expressions.

Age: 17 years old

43% ABV / 70cl

Please note minor wear to carton

Please examine the images of the bottle, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 84th Auction (March 23 – April 1, 2018)
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