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Nikka 17-year-old

Overall rating
85.72/100
votes
41
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Tsuru
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Glass Decanter
Bottle code
6/24D441421
Barcode
4904230013563
Added on
19 May 2012 10:24 pm

Average value

€ 299,94

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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Nose
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Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

5 Notes

Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
27 Sep 2017 12:29 pm
Macheye gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Pronounced woodiness from sandalwood and cedar and a touch of sawdust. Rich layer of honey throughout with candied orange peels, a touch of stem ginger and some immediate cask spicing. There’s an underlying leafiness here, somewhat musty and musky.

Taste

Good mouthfeel which brings forward spicing instantly – again with the ginger (this time fresh root) and now with some pepper. Fruits are present but a touch vague (a menagerie of dried berries and stone fruits). Vanilla is reasonable assertive, but marries well to some bitter and fairly astringent wood (again Sandalwood). Sweet grains are more discernible here than on the nose and provide more balance to the bitter notes.

Finish

Long, woody, peppery and somewhat bitter.

Comments

Everything about the Tsuru 17 year old feels quite luxuriant. From the heavy glass decanter, simple but striking branding through to the liquid itself – this firmly falls into the ‘precision’ whisky-making category. Not nearly as ‘engineered’ as some Japanese expressions, the Tsuru goes down a rich, but ultimately woody avenue, favouring oak and spicing over lighter florals and blossoms which one might find in its constituent parts. Well-made, tasty and worth your time if you can find it for a reasonable price.

https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/nikka-(blended)/tsuru-17-year-old/

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wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Tasting note
20 Mar 2017 7:08 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

au nez,,c'est frais ,floral ,puis ça pique au nez,et le boisé envahit mes narines!
on ressent au loin de la vieille vanille caramélisée!
Taste
en bouche,épices,alcool bien équilibré,un côté mentholé,du vieux bois,ça me plait!
Finish
finale moyenne à longue,essences variées et vanille intense,du boisé,signe d'une longue mise en fût,un blended de caractère.
Comments

très bon dram autant pour un "débutant" que pour un amateur,rien à (recracher),simple et hautement efficace!

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Hemdl
Connoisseur Hemdl Tasting note
23 Aug 2016 8:40 pm
Hemdl gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Mild und cremig liegt er im Glas. Klare Aromen eines typischen Grain Whisky, die ich eigentlich nur selten mag. Hier aber schön eingebunden in süßliche Noten von Karamell, Vanille und viel frischem Honig. Süßliche Holznoten, sowie gebrannte Mandeln (!) und leichte Fruchtnoten.

Taste

Auch auf der Zunge sehr mild, wenig verwunderlich bei einer Trinkstärke 43.0 % Vol. Schwach auf der Brust präsentiert er sich hier aber nicht, dafür ist der Schwall von Aromen zu präsent, der sich im Mund ausbreitet. Auch hier leichte Grain-Noten, welche zwischen süßen Holznoten, Honig und grünen Früchten zu finden sind. Zimt und Bourbon Vanille (die echte, nicht irgendwelche billigen Aromastoffe) runden das ganze zu einem süßlich-würzigen Malt ab. Ein "Softy", was das Mundgefühl angeht - aber einer mit Charakter.

Finish
Hier nun karamellisierte Nüsse, welche nach und nach in eher leicht trockenere Eichennoten übergehen. Mittellang, nicht allzu kräftig. Hier geht dem Malt dann etwas die Puste aus.

Comments

Angenehmer Blend, der viele Freunde finden dürfte. Für Einsteiger aufgrund der Trinkstärke ebenso geeignet wie für ehrfahrenere Whisky-Enthusiasten. Kein Überflieger, aber ein souveräner Begleiter für gesellige Abende, easy drinking.

MrBoazack
Member Senior MrBoazack Review note
14 Feb 2014 2:10 pm
MrBoazack gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
86
Presentation
96
djork
Member Senior djork Review note
17 Jan 2014 4:02 pm
djork gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
86
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
94

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