Taketsuru 17-year-old

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Stated Age
17 years old
Ex-Sherry casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
31 Oct 2019 7:29 pm by Malzbrenner

Average value

€ 353.86

2 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

266 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Taketsuru 17-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.46 points

  1. Dram_Matiker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Today there is a rare and unfortunately very expensive sample from a seventeen year old Japanese. 5 € / cl is an announcement and not necessarily my world, but the whiskey is always impressive.
    • Nose
      87 87
      First closed in the nose, then a soft sherry note. Malt, sweetness of fruit, dates, ripe apricots and ripe plums, some banana, roasted peanuts, damp apple tobacco. More time in the glass reinforces the fruity impression.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweetness and acidity on the palate, oak flavor, sherry, raisins, mint, candied pineapple, dried mango, white pepper. Quite a wide range of flavors.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long finish with dark fruit, mint and white pepper.

  2. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Taketsuru 17 is said to be removed from the market in 2020. It's high time to try it, because the rumors drove the price to € 300 in January 2020.
    A great malt you will actually mourn for.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A smell of dark fruits and sherry is perceptible at first, leather and some tobacco smell like a hint of smoke. The nose is complex and multi-layered and a delicate hint of milk coffee lies over everything.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very soft sherry flavors paired with a nutty note support the powerful start. The whiskey is full and oily on the palate, with a spicy honey note and great herbs, most likely rosemary and verbena. Very complex and multi-layered with a great flavor.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long finish with an elegant interplay of sweetness, fruit and spice. He really knows how to convince without bitterness or misnomer.


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