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Taketsuru 21-year-old

Overall rating 144 votes 87.70

Member rates

581 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

19 Notes

SemperAugustus
Expert Junior SemperAugustus Review note
14 Mar 2017 3:15 pm
SemperAugustus gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
93
Initial taste
90
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
88
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
27 Dec 2016 2:36 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 90 points
2nd Tried: Jan 2017
N- Wait a minute...have I just walk into a flower shop? Fresh and clean aroma of various petals, stems and leafy. Some soothing mints, fruit of peach, pear, crisp mist, with wisp of sweet milky chocolate. Delicate and lively, full of sunshine. You just cannot not liking this.

P- Quite solidly packed with fruits, apricot and ginger. Juicy, charm and quite jammy, breeze of unique wood fragrant.

F- Long, dust of spices and sweet vanilla and plenty of malt. Pulsing and echoing peat lingers.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

***

First Tried: June 2015 / Weighted Rate:- 80pt

Nose:- Blend of sweet and sour. Open with sweet vanilla and dry fruits of prunes, follow by dry sour plum. Soft and gentle, touch of charred oak, lightly acidic, peat heat feel on nose.

Palate:- Mellow, soft note of mild ginger and curry powder. Unique flavour, but lack of weight and a bit flat.

Finish:- Warming, mature, serious, make u quiet. (but not the smoothest....)

Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
93
Initial taste
92
Body
86
Finish
88
Price
70
Presentation
85
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
14 Nov 2016 11:04 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
83
Presentation
87
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
14 Nov 2016 11:33 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Fresh, fruity, malty, hints of vanilla and cinnamon - actually not bad

Taste

Punchy, woody and I think even hints of smoke - not that many different flavors

Finish

Rather short, flat and a tad bitter in the end

Comments

Not bad on the nose but the body and the finish are rather humble - overall it's a bit smoother than the 17yo Taketsuru but actually comparable

kot1803
Expert Senior kot1803 Review note
20 Aug 2016 9:15 pm
kot1803 gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
89
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Claudio + Cats
Expert Senior Claudio + Cats Note
29 Feb 2016 2:04 am
Claudio + Cats gave this whisky 83 points

Ich bin von dem enttäuscht. Aber noch enttäuschender finde ich den teuren 25yr. Da ist mir einfach zu wenig Fleisch am Knochen. Der Geschmack ist wenig ausgeprägt. Ein Blend mit zuwenig eigenem Charakter. Wer den lobt, hat noch nie wirklich guten Whisky getrunken. Im Vergleich mit billigem Scotch, ist er OK, mehr aber auch nicht. Im Vergleich mit Miyagikyo schlechter und zu teuer. Lieber Miyagikyo + Yoichi als Single Malt trinken. Die sind von Nikka besser.

Auf Neudeutsch: Is wie fressen pulet nur knochen, nix fleisch. Neme Miyagikyo und Yoichi, Glas von kollega nix ausgetrunken, schmeissen zusammen, haben Taketsuru. Musse vil trinke, dann schmuse mit frau, sicher lieben das geschmack is krass wie - Holz, Frau machen ikea meinungsverstärker system kloppe auf deine Kopf. 

Segens
Expert Senior Segens Tasting note
16 Jan 2016 10:17 pm
Segens gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

very nice nose with a lot of fruits, sherry and oak. Fruits as usual for Japanese whisky with a lot of plums, raisins, lychees, some lemon, apple and pears. 

Taste

Very smooth fruity taste but not as good as the smell

Finish

The finish is middle with some oaky bitterness and a lot of herbs. Not too bad!

Comments

So many medals for world's best blend... Hum yes I like it and yes it is a good dram and probably worth its money (180€) I just miss the complexity. For somebody who is starting his whisky career it will be one of the drams that he will probably point out as the best he has had. 

maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
11 Jan 2016 2:16 pm
maltaholic gave this whisky 91 points

Mann o Mann. Der riecht schon mal klasse, frisch und fruchtig zugleich, viel Eiche, etwas Sherry. Wow.

Er schmeckt wie er riecht, weich, rund, fast cremig, blumig, Eiche am deutlichsten, mit herrlichem Abklang.

Ganz grosses Kino!

Ciro
Connoisseur Ciro Review note
07 Oct 2015 10:35 pm
Ciro gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
91
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
84
Presentation
87
wekke
Expert Senior wekke Note
04 Aug 2015 9:01 pm

Best Japanese blended malt 21 years and over
2015 world whiskies awards  (category winner)

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  • 2012 World Whiskies Awards, Best Non Scotch Blended Malt Whisk 21 Years and over / 2011 World Whiskies Awards, World's Best Blended Malt / 2010 World Whiskies Awards, World's Best Blended Malt / 2009 World Whiskies Awards, World's Best Blended Malt / 2008 World Whiskies Awards, Best Non Scotch Blended Malt Whisk / 2007 World Whiskies Awards, World's Best Blended Malt
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