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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Friday, 13 September 2013

TAKETSURU 21YO BLENDED MALT - NIKKA

Personal has had me tied up this week, so I've been delaying the review of the 21yo Taketsure for a bit, so here we go:

Taketsuru 21yo, 43%, Blended Malt, Nikka

Colour is deep amber

Nose:
Clearly older content malt (Good observation as the label says 21yo, Claus). I find some notes of what seems to be even older malt in there, IMO... or maybe its just a result of those hot summers, cold winter maturation conditions they have in Japan. Dried fruits accompany some tropical fruits juice/citrus freshness, banana, exotic wood, floral, heavy malt, honey, resin and hint of leather

Taste:
Caramel, orange, honey, hint of peat, hardwood, pipe tobacco and a little earthy/musty too.
Hint of tea and chocolate and a spicy edge,mainly nutmeg and allspice. Very malty and this really shows on the finish as its just sits there for quite a while.

A very well balanced whisky and quite a step up from the 17yo, IMO

86/100!

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