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Taketsuru 21-year-old

Overall rating
88.20/100
votes
7
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4904230104568
Added on
27 Apr 2019 10:42 am by UisgePunk

Average value

€ 419,21

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7 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Taketsuru 21-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.20 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Three Drops

    Taketsuru is a Japanese Pure Malt from the Nikka stables, composed with single malts from both Yoichi and Miyagikyo. The age statement versions (12, 17, 21, 25 and 35) are long gone – or, if you do find them, prohibitively expensive – as Nikka stopped producing them. Until further notice, only the NAS release is available. So I am very glad that my pal Peter has an open bottle and offered me a sample.

    Round nose on tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, passion fruit, oranges), joined by some pipe tobacco and some chocolate with praline filling. Quite some nuts. Creamy and sweet. A drop of balsamic, a drop of broth and a drop of blood. A trace of woodsmoke and a dusty element that I cannot quite pinpoint. Delicious.

    On the palate the malt develops to becomes nicely sweet and fruity on the one hand, but also immediately spicy on the other. Tropical fruit is now supported by some plums and grapefruit, walnuts and fresh figs, while black pepper, cinnamon and cardamom offer up a spicy prickle. Some lapsang souchong tea. The trace of smoke becomes pretty big.

    And just when you think this blended malt has given all it has to give, a beautiful fresh note of menthol appears in the medium long finish.

    If single malts are instruments and blends thus a symphony, then this is a masterpiece. The Seventh of Nikka. I actually like the sound of that, too. Thx, Peter!

  2. butt scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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