Taketsuru Pure Malt range of whiskies from Nikka is a range of blended/vatted malt whiskies named in honor of Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka (He is also generally considered as the father of Japanese whisky). While most of the age statements in the Taketsuru range have now been discontinued, this non age statement remains one of Nikka’s signature whiskies, which showcases the art of blending with an exquisite balance of flavors. "Gentle malt flavor, fruitiness and extremely well-balanced taste make it a perfect entry point into the world of Nikka." - Nikka Website.
This older bottling reportedly has a higher proportion of Miyagikyo Single Malt giving an extra layer of sherry wood influence and is likely to be a vatting of somewhat older whisky.