Taketsuru Pure Malt

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Jan 2014 4:50 pm by wbarchive_350097

Average value

€ 86.76

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392 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Taketsuru Pure Malt

64 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.43 points

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Decent floral nose, but sharp and simple body that leaves quick and has relatively no finish
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, sweet, honey, malt,
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sharp, Apple, Hot, Vanilla, light spice
    • Finish
      80 80
      Quick, tart, apple strudel

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Kind of okayish, but not very outspoken. Reminds me most of standard 12 yo blends. Not worth €50 by a long shot. I bought my bottle in a French supermarket for considerably less, but even then...
    • Nose
      80 80
      Savory, dough, grainy, ripe and dried fruits like yellow apple and raisins, slightly stale and musty.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Thin and rather flat, sweet, some raisins and toffee.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short to medium in length: some faint fruit sweetness, liquorice and flattening drying wood notes.

  3. Ficelli scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. cycleholic scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Very alcoholic nose. Punchy and in your face. Taste..milk chocolate, burnt caramel and pepper. Short finish. Pretty decent, but overpriced.

  5. avason scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Interesting sweet nose, but somewhat sharp and oily body with an almost nonexistant finish.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Overripe fruits, malt, croissants, some floral notes
    • Taste
      79 79
      Sharp, malt sweetness, sherry, some spice and vanilla
    • Finish
      77 77
      Very short, light smoke, liquorice, sherry

  6. holborndrinker scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Fur hat, no knickers.

    For what you pay, it's quite quotidian. Not all Japanese whisky is a revelation.

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Taketsuru Pure Malt, (nikka) blended malt whisky 43%. Pineapple and ginger on the aroma. Faint oak and fruity esters. Some caramel. Decent nose. Very Japanese. Taste has a punch of caramel American oak, touches of bitterness but mostly smooth caramelised and rounded notes. Quite simple. Not much complexity but I enjoy what's there. A moderate-intensity thrust of toffee and then dies away into the softest salty-oaky linger. Absolutely nothing wrong with this at all, but at £75 a bottle there are better options 3.45/82

  8. Gweddry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      honey, trace of peat, sweet, dried orange, fruit, pear compote, sherry, raisins, berries, apple, tanned oak,
    • Taste
      trace of smoke sweet sherry
    • Finish
      malt, buns, smoke trail, sultanas, sherry,

  9. Highlander65 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Scent of ripe fruit, more delicate and less intrusive than Miyagikyo, a hint of citrus, a little coffee, a hint of peat and after a while a light light cereal. Well balanced and harmonious, but with many components
    • Taste
      On the palate it is fresh and light, the peat is decidedly more pronounced than the nose, you feel a bouquet of tropical fruit
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long, with a final balsamic note

  10. Keek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      red grapes, tangerines, caramel, marzipan, coconut, oak
    • Taste
      first fruity, apricot, then spicy, tobacco, malt
    • Finish
      fruity, spicy, liquorice, some smoke


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