Nikka 12yo 'Taketsuru'
(40%, OB, pure malt, 2008*)
|Bottler|| Official Bottling|
|Alcohol By Volume||40%|
|Other Details||pure malt|
|Serge Valentin||80 |
|Craig Daniels||82 |
|Thomas Lipka||83 |
|Craig Daniels||Nose: Sweet, subtle bananas, sultanas and silky polished oak. Hints of sandalwood and incense.
Palate: Soft, smooth, classy and fruity (dates and sultanas).
Finish: Stewed fruit and oak. Classy but short.
Comment: Very well crafted whisky, good balance but lacking a bit of grunt in the palate and a surprisingly abrupt finish. Would be much more impressive at 45% abv. |