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Nikka turns off the tap on aged Taketsuru whisky

Dwindling stock forces Japanese distillers to squeeze shipments

Nikka Whisky Distilling's Yoichi distillery in Hokkaido: The company is already limiting shipments as supply dwindles. (Photo by Takeru Goto)

TOKYO -- Nikka Whisky Distilling's last aged products on the market will soon vanish from shelves as surging demand for Japanese whisky dries up casks across the nation.

Taketsuru 25 Years Old (Photo courtesy of Nikka Whisky Distilling)

Nikka will discontinue age-statement Taketsuru Pure Malts -- now available in 17-, 21- or 25-year-old varieties -- in late March. Taketsuru is one of Nikka's signature products, made from a blend of spirits produced at its Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries.

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