Ben Nevis

Mr Taketsuru’s Cask 25 Years Old

ABV 61.3%
REVIEWED Issue 136
Specifications
Brand: Ben Nevis
Expression: Mr Taketsuru’s Cask 25 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
ABV: 61.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 136
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Ben Nevis Distillery, Lochy Bridge, Fort William, Highland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Neat, it gives toffee, hazelnuts and a rounded ideal of good, old sherry. Water opens this up revealing dunnage warehouse floors.
Palate: Really well balanced, once water is added. Sweet, with water chestnuts and orange creams, rounded off with bright cola and Cherry Herring notes. Wonderful balance.
Finish: The sweet red cherry carries on, with just a wisp of cinnamon spice in the back.
Comment: The perfect whisky for a nuclear Blood and Sand? Cordial for adults.
9.3
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Intense and youthful herbal coffee with smoked walnut, earth and rye-like spice. A ‘raw cask’ feel but the alcohol is well integrated. Water brings out some citrus notes.
Palate: Soft but the edgy, herbal sherry arrives quickly. Malt, liquorice, walnuts follow. Water makes it a little homogenous but pleasantly juicy.
Finish: Eye wateringly alcoholic and herbal with a lingering spicy, rye-like character. Water softens and lengthens.
Comment: Raw and wild unless you add water! Enjoyable and memorable.
8.8
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