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Taketsuru 17-year-old

Overall rating 269 votes 85.59
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
"17" at the left side of the label
Barcode
4904230104575
Added on
12 Jan 2014 7:10 pm by very_bad_day

Member rates

1027 × 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 21
Finish 21
Balance 22

Tastingtags

29 Notes

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
26 Jun 2017 6:20 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 88 points

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

Voted Worlds Best Blended malt in 2015.

  • N: Its not exactly flat but it is soft with a metallicy/modern blend-style tangyness and less complexity than ,… but hold on – this is starting to open up nicely. Fruity-oaky-sooty, dry balsa wood>some gunpowder>flint, strawberry-oak-smoke [at a totally inoffensive & yet also beautiful level], really dry vanilla-clotted cream, dry butter=cream,…. An excellent start.
  • T: Soft-sharp-winey blend with an acute intensity. Notes of waxy-dry-putty fruits [this, the talking point], dry waxy-squidgy vanilla>fruits [satsuma>dry strawberry lollies], elongated travel, caramac-wax – all contributing to some desirable chew.
  • F: Lots of tongue-smacking. Dusty fungal, deep smoke whiffs buried deep within the oaky dry vanilla with a neutral succulent-dry/light charring.
  • C: Whilst the 12yo is ‘ready’ but only just, this 17yo is ‘more than ready’ – on another level with an old skool style to boot, the oak doing much of the talking. A really good blend that holds up over time, and yet like the 12yo blend at £95, i begin to think what else is available at £200 over this.


Scores a B[+]

fileosoph
Expert Senior fileosoph Review note
03 May 2017 11:40 am
fileosoph gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.9
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
83
Finish
81
Price
80
Presentation
85
ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
04 Apr 2017 2:12 am
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Pflaumen, Leder, Tabak, Honig, überreife Bananen, Vanille, Süße, Trockenfrüchte

Taste

Aprikose,  exotische Früchte, Haselnuss, merkbare Eiche, Trockenfrüchte, Leder, Honig, Toffee, etwas Rauch & Pfeffer, Sherry-Einfluss spürbar

Finish

Mittellang bis lang, trocken-erdig, Staub & Eiche bleiben mit Hauch Frucht

Comments

Definitiv besser als der 12er, aber den Hype verstehe ich nicht...

Dionysus
Expert Senior Dionysus Review note
22 Mar 2017 6:29 pm
Dionysus gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.8
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
77
Price
83
Presentation
87
baldandbeardy
Member Senior baldandbeardy Review note
17 Feb 2017 3:29 pm
baldandbeardy gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.4
Nose
84
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
81
Presentation
85
Scott-Scotch
Member Senior Scott-Scotch Review note
03 Feb 2017 8:33 pm
Scott-Scotch gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.9
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
81
Presentation
88
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
27 Nov 2016 3:53 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 87 points

N- Pleasant and soothing. Dusting floral, citrus essence, a little farmy and wood log. Vanilla and peaches. Some spices at the feint.

P- Fruity, fresh orange, candy floss, marsala tea. Firm, balance with good depth. Trademark of stability on palate.

F- Medium-long, nutmeg oilment, juicy, sour milk. I am not a fan of Taketsuru actually, but this one is quite nice.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
87.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
85
bob92
Newbie bob92 Note
30 Aug 2016 5:58 am
bob92 gave this whisky 82 points

Not a bad 17yo (I like it more than 18yo ex-bourbon Speysides such as Glenlivet), but not remarkable enough for the price.  Definite fennel/licorice component on the nose and the palate; unusually but not unpleasant.  I would rather drink the Nikka Coffey Grain at a fraction of the price, or a Hibiki 17+ for the same money or less.

kot1803
Expert Senior kot1803 Review note
20 Aug 2016 9:45 pm
kot1803 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
87
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sopie
Expert Junior sopie Review note
14 Aug 2016 11:00 pm
sopie gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
80.7
Nose
83
Initial taste
81
Body
80
Finish
81
Price
75
Presentation
82

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