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Overall rating
82.33/100
votes
325
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 very_bad_day

Average value

€ 83.68

28 × in wishlist

325 × member ratings

1203 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Taketsuru Pure Malt

56 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.33 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. valasios scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Collegiate scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    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.

  5. 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

  6. A0525 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  7. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Japanese Whisky of the Year 2019 (Jim Murray)

  9. 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

  10. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Mineral oil, paraffin, plaster, little floral, some vanilla, hints of smoke... hmm no fruit?
    • Taste
      87 87
      Lovely and balance, some citrus, little pear, some peat in between, hints of smoke, some salt, lime stone, wax, mentol, and little plasticine. Quite excellent actually.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, mineral and citrus

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