Taketsuru Pure Malt (Discontinued)

Peated Blended Malt

Taketsuru // Japan

community rating

3.54
3 out of 5 stars
( 782 )

Taketsuru Pure Malt, released in the summer of 2015 without an age statement, is set to replace the now extinct aged Taketsuru expressions. It is a blend of malts averaging 10 years of age, with a high percentage of Miyagikyo malt, with some Yoichi added in.

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The whiskies were aged in different cask types, including ex-sherry barrels. Note: As of November 2020, this product has been discontinued and replaced with a reformulated blend.

Taketsuru Pure Malt, released in the summer of 2015 without an age statement, is set to replace the now extinct aged Taketsuru expressions. It is a blend of malts averaging 10 years of age, with a high percentage of Miyagikyo malt, with some Yoichi added in. The whiskies were aged in different cask types, including ex-sherry barrels. Note: As of November 2020, this product has been discontinued and replaced with a reformulated blend. That new product has an updated label as well.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    43.0
  • Peated Blended Malt
    100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.

Tasting Notes

"If you're looking for the richness and earthy notes of the more mature Taketsurus, sadly, it's not there. However, what is there is still quite juicy, creamy and round. The nose is honeyed with added aromas of dried fruits. On the palate, more roasted nuts and citrus peel enter the scene and stick around for a long finish. No, it's not the same, and it's definitely not better, but it's still rather delicious."

Score 82
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