Taketsuru Pure Malt

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 jan 2017 7:06 pm by MasterMalt

Average value

€ 100.01

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Whisky reviews for Taketsuru Pure Malt

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.17 points.

  1. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Pale to medium amber-orange.

    Nose: Melon, pineapple, malt sugar, apple, ginger. Nice fruit.

    Palate: Malt sugar, cookies, light pineapple, pepper. Sweet and malt, with light wood and a tiny bit of smoke.

    Finish: Pepper, malt, spiky alcohol burn.

    With Water: Less spiky and hot.

    Overall: Nice enough flavors. Simply and malt.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Taketuru Pure Malt NAS 43% WID: 91616 Vs. Taketsuru Pure Malt 17yo 43% WID: 107714 Vs. Taketsuru Pure Malt 21yo 43% WID: 45887

    The fruits in the NAS are rather bright and fresh. But a few are a bit moldy. In addition a little brittle. Sour oak. And maybe a little machine oil. Acts quite young.

    The 17yo is very different. Go towards dried apricots, prunes and some exotic fruits. Also a certain glue note. Wanted possibly wax. Tobacco and a reminder of smoke. In addition, wood wort.
    But he lacks a bit of strength in the mouth. Only the oak flavor helps him there.

    Interestingly, the 21yo is lighter overall in the nose and mouth. Again, the fruits. Now rather exotic. In addition, something like apricot dumplings. Wood Stain. Tree sap. The wax is clearer than it was at 17yo. More elegant oak notes than at 17yo.
    Here, I feel the 43% is not necessarily too weak, because the malt that makes up for its volume. Of course I would have liked to be a few percent more.

    The NAS is drinkable. But nothing I need again.
    The 17yo is quite good, but too expensive for the offered.
    The 21yo is delicious, but also anything but cheap.

  3. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82


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