Nikka Pure Malt Taketsuru
Added on Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 at 04:25 AM
  Bottler: Nikka
  Age: NAS yrs Type: Japanese
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Vatted Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region:
  Price: $70 Availability: Better Stores
Taketsuru's no-age-statement blended malt is a marriage of single malts from both the Yoichi distillery on Hokkaido, and the Miyagikyo distillery near Sendai. Aged on average for around 10 years in a variety of different cask types. 
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: vanilla cream and sweet. Heavy caramel and vegetable oil. Syrupy fruit cocktail mix from the can. Light astringent nose.

 

t: grassy and sweet. Melon (cantalope), and vanilla caramel with simple syrup sweetness taking over in the middle. Black plums and a hint of paper smoke in the light finish. Quiet and simple, this is not bad, but it is a step down from the 12 year and doesn't leave me wanting more.  [C/C+]

 

More pronounced vanilla, more grassy/vegetal than 12 year old.

 
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