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Nikka 12yo 'Taketsuru'

(40%, OB, pure malt, 2008*)
Average Score: 82
Bottle Profile
TypeJapanese Whiskies
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameNikka
Bottling NameTaketsuru
Alcohol By Volume40%
Other Detailspure malt
Issued2008*
Average Score82


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin80
Craig Daniels82
Thomas Lipka83


Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: 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.