Taketsuru

17 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 40
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Specifications
Brand: Nikka, Taketsuru
Expression: 17 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Blended
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Clean, with layered tropical fruit. Eucalyptus, red fruit, vanilla. Oak. Good weight and breadth.
Palate: Oily, fruity and juicy. Almost Irish. Firm with obvious oaken structure but sufficient sweetness (cocoa, liquorice, vanilla) to carry.
Finish: Lightly gripping.
Comment: Images of a weatherbeaten oak. Mature, but sweet-hearted.
8.3
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Oaky. Beeswax. Cooked apples. Crème brûlée. Raw bread dough. Peat in the back.
Palate: Sweet at start but spices put taste buds on fire. Passion fruit. Oak gradually takes over.
Finish: Dry, dusty, spicy, slightly astringent.
Comment: The creamy notes on the nose suggest more sweetness on the palate. Oak speaks up.
7.8
Visit the distillery
Nikka Whisky Distilling Distillery, 5-4-31 Minami Aoyanma, Minato-ku, Tokyo , Japan
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