Taketsuru 12-year-old

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
660 ml
Added on
23 Jun 2010 8:15 pm

Average value

€ 150.50

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104 × member ratings

232 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Taketsuru 12-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.22 points

  1. SimpleSample scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great paints a bit expensive but delicious
    • Nose
      Fruit ... sweet ... peach ... malty ... light dry fruit note .... minimal spice ... great nose
    • Taste
      Sweet..vanille..with slight Fruchtanklänge.wieder light seasoning
    • Finish
      slightly bitter with spicy but pleasant to finish again peach

  2. Ivynor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Easy whiskey and rather pleasant to drink, fine, caramel, candied citrus, slightly creamy texture. But unfortunately diluted and a very short finish.

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Very easy to enjoy.

    Will not offend anyone, but stil please the more discerning.
    • Nose
      There's something sophisticated and immediately inviting about the nose. Very good ballance of smoke and sweetness.

      Soft leather, coffe, a dash of varnish. Gentle vanilla, caramell and fudge.
    • Taste
      Honey, chocolate, and a whole mouthfull of those fat walnuts I love.

      Some fruityness and a light spicy feel emerge.
    • Finish
      I find the finish about medium, it's on the sweet side and again with those really nice walnuts.

  5. domani scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    A blended whiskey without special properties - 25.10.2015
    • Nose
      Slightly malty, a hint of lemon
    • Taste
      Malty, dry, light bitterness
    • Finish

  6. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Did not convince me.
    • Nose
      Slightly smoky, slightly spicy and fresh at the same time. Otherwise, I do not get that much from the whiskey.
    • Taste
      Also spicy here, some licorice. Again, not so insanely complex.
    • Finish
      In short, leaves a little something .

  7. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    good drink!
    • Nose
      Fruity, fresh, vanilla apples
    • Taste
    • Finish

  8. Igor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Really mellow in whole. Unveils ripe tropical fruits, fig, sweetish hazelnuts, mild pear, a hint of sweet green pepper maybe, lemongrass oil, passion fruit?, newly chopped firewood. I also picking up some esters reminiscing wood varnish. Multiple layers of diverse aromas bear an appropriate complexity already - on the nose alone.
    • Taste
      Succulent, thick, full, mellow yet again. With soothing green tea notes, jasmine?, herbs, juiciness, slightly honeyed, forest medicinal plants, quinine, cassia bark, pine nuts and dark deep tannins.
    • Finish
      Quite spicy, hot in fact. Peppery, nutmeg, anise, sour mandarin, tangy juicy orange, orange peel zest, lemon rind/-pith, wood bitterness.

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    This is an
    uncomplicated card players whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun.
    • Nose
      The nose is very
      light and fruity with a whole bouquet of scented flowers. Very fruity on plum
      and rhubarb marmalade, apple pie, vanilla and a bit of caramel. Some roasted
      coffee beans and a whiff of oak. Very clean, almost too clean should such a
      thing exist.
    • Taste
      The attack is very
      soft, almost watery, but immediately honeysweet. Apple juice with iced tea,
      some breakfast cereals and spices. Nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon. Some nuts now. Dangerously quaffable.
    • Finish
      The finish is sweet,
      but very short.

  10. krystof59 scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    excellent it slides along the palate first experience on memorable Japanese whiskey


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