Alc. — Taketsuru Pure Malt, 17 years, 21 years & 25 years : 43%
Alc. — Taketsuru Pure Malt 12 years: 40%
Vol. — 70cl x6
Category — Blended Malt Whisky
Distilleries — Miyagikyo & Yoichi
gold with pinkish hue
Engaging. Fresh and fruity. Freshly pressed fruit juice comes to mind, a cornucopia of white fruit, peach notes and juicy grapes. It progressively opens up on fine amandine pastry notes, frangipane and biscuits. Italian all the way, like a panetone with raisins. The malted barley grows more present and plays off of the citrus aromas (clementine). A touch of oak and rustic notes (verbena, camomille) bring it all together.
coffee, licorice, toasted oak, coffee grounds, a cigar slowly burning out ! Its surprising range is expressive to say the least, bordering on excessive. Vigorous, assertive and uncompromising. The peat is elusive and finds ways to assert itself without so much as a whisper.
Licorice candy all the way. A refined bitterness quickly gives way to more integrated, medicinal aromas: camphor, eucalyptus. The finish eventually fades out on malted barley notes.
amber with a bronze hue
very sweet, almost pastry-like, the malt is accompanied by an aroma of caramelised apple and peach
as sweet as the aroma, it shows apple and pear notes, bringing to mind an apple crumble and butterscotch
green apples, developing at length, further underlining the strong fruitiness of this pure malt
burnished gold with a copper hue
spicy and delicate, it also reveals fruity (yellow plum, peach) and chocolate notes. It develops into old leather, dried tobacco leaf, and dried fruit (apricot, fig).
rich and generous, it is reminiscent of candied fruit (orange) and Morello cherry, and is highly unctuous. Creamy, it develops into toffee, mocha, and hazelnut
long with praline notes, charred wood and cigar-smoke, worthy of an old Speyside whisky. Aniseed and citrus provide this whisky with freshness and elegance. Dried herb notes are also present
copper with gold hue
refined and complex. Floral (lilac), fruity (apricot). Spice notes (clove) with some leather appearing.
powerful, firm. Spicy (pepper). Oak aromas evolving on ripe fruits (peach), caramelized apple and flowers (honeysuckle)
long. Coastal aromas. Ripe fruits (prune, peach) on a background of oak-infused vanilla notes.
The sherry heavy profiles of the Taketsuru range call for dried fruit, almonds, or cured meats.