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Taketsuru 25-year-old

Overall rating
89.26/100
votes
40
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
竹鶴
Barcode
4904230030690
Added on
22 Oct 2012 10:14 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 3164.29

36 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

139 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Taketsuru 25-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.26 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What a wonderful
    whisky indeed. It would probably have blown me completely away at 50%. A bottle
    does gobble up 800 EUR from your whisky budget – if you can find a bottle that
    is. Ouch!
    • Nose
      The nose is tropical
      to say the least. All kinds of fruit from sunny regions, mostly mango and
      passion fruit. Quite some orange marmalade, pipe tobacco and the scent of a
      mouldy wine cellar with fungus on the walls. After a few moments I also get
      some hearty broth. A touch of woodsmoke and some peat in the background. Wonderful!
      This nose is brilliant.
    • Taste
      Boy, this is silky
      soft upon arrival, but quite spicy. Cardamom, cinnamon and black pepper precede
      a basket of tropical fruit. Those of the nose are joined by overripe plums and
      mildly bitter oranges. A dry touch from chamomile that stood too long. Luckily
      the tannins are under control and it is mostly the influence of the sherry
      casks that draw your attention.
    • Finish
      The finish is actually
      fairly short, but with a fresh minty side before the sweet fruit has the final
      say.

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    1448) Nikka, Taketsuru, Pure Malt, 25YO

    N- Grainy sweet. Bakery with warm walnut ginger bread and cinnamon dusted caramel nut pies. Neighboring to a candy shop with simmering flows of liquorice and butterscotch. Ripe creamy fruit with creme de mango. Benefit well with breathing time leading me to the fine baked fruit sweetness. (92/23)

    P- Elegance oak marks a firm footprints to the ages. Soft, calm, dried fruits with hints of burnt mints, or green herbs. Rounded ripe peat that are sweet with heather that remind you of well aged Highland Park. (89/22)

    F- Medium long, oak and sweet fruit lingers. Warming ginger with wisps of dryness. Unsophisticated considering the huge price tag, but soothing and refine nonetheless. (87/21)

    B/B- 90/22

    Weighted Rate- 88pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Grainy sweet. Bakery with warm walnut ginger bread and cinnamon dusted caramel nut pies. Neighboring to a candy shop with simmering flows of liquorice and butterscotch. Ripe creamy fruit with creme de mango. Benefit well with breathing time leading me to the fine baked fruit sweetness. (92/23)
    • Taste
      P- Elegance oak marks a firm footprints to the ages. Soft, calm, dried fruits with hints of burnt mints, or green herbs. Rounded ripe peat that are sweet with heather that remind you of well aged Highland Park. (89/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, oak and sweet fruit lingers. Warming ginger with wisps of dryness. Unsophisticated considering the huge price tag, but soothing and refine nonetheless. (87/21)

      B/B- 90/22

      Weighted Rate- 88pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  3. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  4. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Had 2 bottles of it and a sample. I drank the sample and .... the 2 bottles sold fast. Should the drink who wants. Maximum price I would pay for it ..... no 200th Disappointing, hardly any character, just whiskey, could also accelerate the fire for the grill. Why should cost a 1000, is a mystery to me. The lack of sophistication, despite the 25 years. There is a Bowmore 25 much better, and you get 3 bottles for the same price.
    in new German; wool do it, better buy other model the less coal, is blatantly better, nothing.

  5. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose on yellow fruits and dried fruits. Sweet palate on sugar and fruits. Long final on the sugar. Good but bad q / p.

  6. djork scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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