This is a blended malt named in honour of Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky.
He is the first Japanese who mastered whisky-making in Scotland and produced the genuine whisky in Japan. Masataka learned that the natural resources surrounding a distillery were essential for quality whisky. Based on his thought, he selected two places, Yoichi and Miyagikyo, and built two distilleries there.
Its gentle malt flavour, fruitiness and extremely well-balanced taste make it a perfect entry point into the world of Nikka.