Taketsuru Pure Malt

Overall rating
84.67/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB78333
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
6/24C080939
Barcode
4904230034971
Market
ua Ukraine
Added on
15 feb 2016 10:13 am by KonstUA

Average value

€ 115.85

3 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

208 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Taketsuru Pure Malt

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.67 points.

  1. Cipidos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  2. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  3. kofima scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Макс scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. 88bamboo did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This was really good, I must say during that whole Japanese whisky boom, I did get a little jaded especially with prices just climbing like Tesla shares. So when this came out, I was mildly hesitant, but for the price, what the hey. And that turned out to be such a good call. This was such a strong showing and I can’t rave about it enough.

    Some people scoff at NAS bottlings but trust me, this just took the cake. Wonderfully complex with all the right notes, it didn’t feel forced or suffered at the hands of some accelerated maturation. Yet its Japanese profile was distinctive from the nose and so nostalgic.

    Bottomline, light yet complex, plays all the right notes, it hits the sweet spot for most Asian palate, price is great as well.

    Link to review: https://88bamboo.co/blogs/the-bamboo-post/taketsuru-pure-malt-whisky-2020-release-nas
    • Nose
      ​Visually, a clear light straw yellow, not very viscous. But not atypical of Japanese whiskies either.​

      ​On the nose, it starts with a slight alcoholic tinge so I’m gonna just let it cool down a little and leave it to rest. A few minutes in, it’s certainly simmered down, the alcoholic twang is gone, thank god. It’s replaced by that characteristic musky mizunara that people like to say smells like wooden shrines. But yeah gotta give it to these marketers, it really do be smelling that way.

      A lot of honey as well, it’s also fruity, like green apples, apricot, blackberries. It’s very light, sweet and slightly tart buoyed by that oaky musk. Really such a great nose.​
    • Taste
      ​On the palate, it’s light bodied, but oh boy does it pack a punch. At first sip it’s sweet and delicate, you do taste the honey you got on the nose, alongside this fragrant vanilla and jasmine. It’s somewhat like Pokka’s green tea. Then it develops to becoming a lot spicier and that’s where the kick is at. It grows into this little fireball that warms your throat.

      After that fireball simmers down, there’s this really nice soft coconut shaving, much like Ondeh Ondeh, know that desiccated coconut that coats the surface. There’s BBQ tropical fruits as well, like pineapples and pears. What’s interesting is there’s also peat which caught me by surprise. It’s a very gentle smoke that stays on after you’re done and it’s alittle salty at that.

      This is surprisingly very complex but so good. Like seriously, what?!​
    • Finish
      The finish is medium, it’s not too short but yet doesn’t overstay. It goes down so smooth but when that fireball is put out, all those really wonderful subtle layers come out, like that toasty coconut shavings and the grilled tropical fruits and let’s not forget that whiff of smoke that is just slightly salty. What gets you is that right after the fireball goes down and you think you’re done, man oh man, it was just intermission! There’s a full second half left!

  6. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 85pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose has a very delicate and malty profile with notes of toffee, dried bananas, yellow apples and machine oil.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is bittersweet, fruity and little bit mineral with notes of dried apricots, spicy oak and beautiful deep oakiness.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is short to medium, bittersweet with more biterness and notes of zesty citruses, caramel and oakiness.

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. jdg scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    2020 sucks but this is definitely my favourite whisky of the year so far (1st December!).
    • Nose
      what a great excuse for a second pour! I get toffee and bananas
    • Taste
      smooth.... no big signals to isolate... maybe some new wood, sandalwood, nutmeg, and gentle citrus. I'm not saying there's nothing there but it's a big broad wave rather than specific profile spikes.
    • Finish
      There's heat but then a lovely creamy caramel. Nothing cloying; it just persists for ages.
      Good whisky encourages you to drink less. Or maybe just slower.

  9. Deloti scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

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