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Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year Old

A Japanese Summer Hit

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@VolksReview by @Volks

20th Apr 2013


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Takesturu was the founding father of Japanese whisky. After spending a few years in Europe in the wine industry, he moved to Scotland for Scotch, where he spend a few more years learning the trade, then with all his knowledge he moved back to Japan to beging and malt revolution in the east. This Pure Malt (blend of single malts) is named in his honour.

  • Nose: so light and fruity, a nose made for summer! Sweet shops, lemon drops, melon pineapple and raspberry, crème anglaise and floral notes, bread note again as well, dinner rolls just out of the oven. With water much more doughy and not as clean.

  • Pallet: rich and luscious, confected pineapple and stone-fruits, grapefruit zest and hazelnuts, cherry cola also. With water delivery is much slower and more restrained. Don’t add water.

  • Finish: soft and delicate, buttered toast, vanilla and white chocolate. As Dave put it, dangerously drinkable. With water as above, not as good

Just to make sure u got it. Don't add water. This whisky just doesn't want it. The nose on this whisky is one of my favourite all time noses, just fantastic, unfortunately whats delivered on the pallet is simply not of the same quality. But on a summers day this whisky would be sensational!

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