Taketsuru 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Founding of Nikka
Added on
23 Jun 2014 7:07 pm by wbarchive_350097

Average value

€ 1316.88

27 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

126 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Taketsuru 21-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.46 points

  1. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  2. grizly007 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

  3. Olliolli scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Top whisky!????

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is a suitable starting dram in a lineup for an evening. Nose started off promising but palate and finish didn't hold up.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Tropical fruit, spice cake, some oak, industrial coolant, soft florals
    • Taste
      83 83
      Buttery, spice cake, more tropical fruits, some chocolate shavings, oaky
    • Finish
      81 81
      Oranges, wood spice, anise, light pepper, oak tannins

  5. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Man this is good; there's a reason people seek out age statement Japanese whisky and this is a prime example of why!
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is sublime! Lovely subtle oak and spice cake mix with black cardamom. Exotic wood oils and so much vanilla. Heavy autumn leaves and machine oil with a twist of mizunara spices.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The palate is crazy spiced! Clove and fruits, vanilla pudding and pine needles. Deep malt and sweets with hints of peat and camphor. Almost a little twinge of rose oil too.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is long, massively long! This thick machine oil carries vanilla and dark wood spices through and peat smoke starts to mingle with the finish. There's a touch of OBE and a bit more of a roasted note... maybe something like Hōjicha (roasted green tee) sort of thing happening. The finish carries on with plenty of sweet peat.

  6. wataya scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    n: mango, peach, ananas, smoke, sweet cherry, grapes, suger, cake, sherry, ginger, wood, abit of soap and fresh gras... lucky bag
    p: pepper, oranges, sherry, soap, older wood than nose, again exotic fruits and a bit dark chocolate and mint...
    f:medium long, licorice, suger coated and a little smoke
    - very interesting, well balanced...nose wins: 89P - bottle disappeared fast.

  7. jmelm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good, but not great whisky, in my opinion. Although it has a bit of the overall mix of virtues and general profile you may expect, it really did not stand out as much nor is it as unique as I thought it would be. A little disappointing, particularly for the price. The Yoichi 20 blows this away. 

  8. tsmstoteler scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very well balanced, very complex. It has a little bit of everything. little bit of smoke, little bit of your usual sherry influence, little bit of the regular bourbon influence. interesting whisky for sure.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. diomalt scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Well done by Nikka
    Serge gave this one 89 points
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88


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