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Taketsuru NAS

Overall rating 176 votes 82.18

Member rates

587 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 20
Taste 20
Finish 20
Balance 21

Tastingtags

39 Notes

OnkelBiff
Member Senior OnkelBiff Review note
11 Oct 2017 6:04 pm
OnkelBiff gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.1
Nose
84
Initial taste
83
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
85
Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
25 Sep 2017 11:54 am
Cubey666 gave this whisky 78 points

Interesting nose, rather typical Japanse, and quite different from Scotch malts. Quite fruity and sweet in the nose.

The palate is quite clean and rather flat.

The finish is very short, and not much noteworthy tastes.

First sip or two are nice, but it is a on the taste and finish a bit too blank, making it a bit of a slightly boring dram. However, for 30€ in a French supermarket, a good price-quality ratio

Weighted Rate
77.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
78
Body
76
Finish
71
Price
78
Presentation
78
My Collection
LukeFive
Expert Senior LukeFive Review note
06 Aug 2017 6:06 pm
LukeFive gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.1
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
83
Finish
82
Price
82
Presentation
83
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
14 Jul 2017 10:06 am
Daan Tje gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.3
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
83
My Collection
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
26 Jun 2017 6:19 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 81 points

https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/mnc-pikka-nikka-2/

A blended malt that contains a high percentage of malt from Miyagikyo and the rest from Yoichi.

  • N: After three fairly average whiskies, we may finally be in business. Here we have a deeper fruity-malt profile with some feisty [bourbon>sherry] dunnage>fungal, which signifies to me signs of proper age – and low and behold, this contains malt that is around 10 years old. More info keeps coming in: its also saltyish with oily linseeds, some airfix paint, wet quill feathers! Well rounded overall though with a slightly flat=low abv.
  • T: Edgy arrival, some waxiness [mouthfeel], some bitterness, some sootiness [similar to the ‘Super’ in that way], oak, dusty caramel, dark cacao=chocolate,.. Generally a decent chewer.
  • F: Caramel bitter>sweet waxy oaky<malt.
  • C: Similarly priced to previous three [£55], though the best yet in terms of complexity, some form and some mouthfeel. Doesnt hold too well on returning sips however and the caramel becomes a bore.

Scores a C[-]


SimpleSample
Member Senior SimpleSample Tasting note
08 Jun 2017 8:26 pm
SimpleSample gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Nase ... Pfirsich ..leichter rauch ... leicht spritg

Taste


Geschmack...malz...süße...Etwas voluminöser als gedacht...

Finish

mild mit leichtem rauch ...kurz bis mittel

Comments

Guter NAS

Rino Rotten
Member Senior Rino Rotten Review note
08 May 2017 10:09 am
Rino Rotten gave this whisky 83 points

Bought this at a Carrefour in France about a year ago for 33.20 EUR, hence the high rating for the price. Very nice daily dram, excellent price-quality ratio.

Weighted Rate
82.6
Nose
80
Initial taste
82
Body
84
Finish
82
Price
90
Presentation
80
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
01 May 2017 8:19 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 80 points

Ice Tea on Steroids
Taketsuru is a blended malt composed of both Yoichi and Myagikyo malts and named after the founder of the Nikka concern, Masetaka Taketsuru. Their standard bottling used to be a 12 Year Old, but the increase in demand for Japanese malts has forced Taketsuru to drop the age statement.
The nose is sweet and floral and rather light. I get some plums and rhubarb, but also some vanilla and a hint of coffee grounds. After a breather it becomes sweeter on caramel with some vanilla. I also smell a bit of wood.
On the palate it is really very light, but also a bit playful, allowing the fruit to emerge. Very sweet, it has to be said. Ice tea on steroids with some cinnamon and nutmeg. Some nuts. But all in all quite bantam, if you know what I mean.
The finish is very short and sweet. Blink and you will miss it.
Devoid of complexity, but very quaffable.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Jeig
Member Senior Jeig Note
28 Apr 2017 8:26 am
Jeig gave this whisky 78 points

Nose: Medicinal note, phenolic

Taste: Young and rough, Slightly oakiness. Dry
Finish: Dry, Short to medium finish. Bitter end.
peej84
Expert Junior peej84 Review note
27 Apr 2017 6:51 pm
peej84 gave this whisky 78 points
Weighted Rate
78.1
Nose
80
Initial taste
79
Body
79
Finish
80
Price
75
Presentation
70

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