Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 17
Added on Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 at 02:33 PM
  Bottler: Nikka
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Japanese
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Vatted Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region:
  Price: $155 Availability: Overseas Specialty
voted "World's Best Pure Malt Whisky" @ 2012 World Whiskies Award.
A blend using malt whiskies matured in ex-bourbon and sherry casks for at least 17 years from both the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries.
Member Ratings and Notes

n:  Dull, sort of Knappogueish light peach thing.


p:  Light and indistinct.  Too watered down really.  Faint fruits that, while good, is a bit weak.  B-/C+


N: A slightly lemony note; light spice, wood and malt.


P: Rich and coating, with some pepper and wood present but not overbearing. Raisins, a bit of plum, some cinnamon and some cake-like notes and malt.


F: Nice spice and fruit on the finish - makes me think of autumn. Moderate length; dries somewhat to become slightly bitter.


Solid, middle-of-the-road, enjoyable. I'd pour a glass of this for sure.  


n: leather and red berries (more sherry cask influence). Floral with nice element of peat smoke and cinnamon.

t: malty medium body with nice vanilla oak. Dired ginger and a hint of sea salt. The red fruits appear in the middle with some spice. Satisfying floral finish with smoke to create a nice balance of elements.

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