Nikka Whisky Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 Years Old
- ABV: 43.00%
- Country: Japan
- Age: 17
- Producer: Nikka
- Website: www.nikka.com
World's Best Blended Malt 2015
Pungent and oily nose with lots of toasty, sweet oak. Some malty notes begin to appear and the oak takes on a sawdusty, mature demeanour. With time some spices amble through. The palate is gentle and soft with citrus, mature honey and gentle smoke and spices. It takes it’s time to unfold. Medium length with quite a hot but spicy finish.
Blackcurrant Ribena, tingling and fragrant nose. A surprise on the palate, full, peaty, and spicy. A long and peaty finish. A savoury whisky to accompany smoked cheese or pickled fish.
Grapefruit on the nose, very smooth on the palate with a lift of woodiness toward the end. Nice, warm finish. Easy drinking - Cat Spencer
A whisky in almost perfect balance. A beautiful blend of malt, wood and alcohol. A long finish leaving your mouth full of caramel and spice - Joseph Cassidy
Rich, full nose, good wood influence. Very nutty, soft palate, with chocolate, fruit and a faint earthiness and old wood - Tim Forbes
Rich toffee apple nose. Very smooth, unctuous palate, a good hint of vegetal notes - Hannah Lanfear