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Overall rating
82.40/100
votes
360
Whiskybase ID
WB50538
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
竹鶴
Barcode
4904230034971
Added on
11 Jan 2014 4:50 pm by wbarchive_350097

Average value

€ 77.50

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360 × member ratings

1398 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Taketsuru Pure Malt

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.40 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Gweddry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • 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,

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. valasios scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Collegiate scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    My first full bottle of Japanese whisky and some slight differences from scotch profiles I’m more used to. Bought on sale for $55 cdn (equivalent of £31) and at that price it is well worth getting, but I can’t recommend it at more than that. Extremely oily. Some peat. Fruits, but burnt. Very rounded and smooth. At 43%, it punches surprisingly above its weight. This isn’t a blended malt that I would explore complexity and nuisances with, but an enjoyable drinker to be sure.

  9. tangtang scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    quite good for a blend, but overall a little too oily in my opinion
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

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