Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Nikka Taketsuru 21

The Nikka Taketsuru 21 years old is a vatted malt that most likely consists of Yoichi and Miyagikyo single malt. It comes bottled at 43% vol. and is relatively affordable for a Japanese 21 year old whisky.

  • Nose: Fairly subdued at the beginning, then bigger with spicy and juicy woods, tobacco, grape juice acidity, oak, honey, buttery
  • Mouth: Oaks, some mild sherry, oily, some tannins
  • Finish: Some nice wood mix, fruity, dried fruits, medium long, coffee, malt sweetness, some tannins again
Comment: Quite good at a reasonable price, but not as delicate and refined as the comparable Hibiki 21. The nose is very good.

86 points

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