Monday, 22 June 2015

Nikka Taketsuru 21 yo

Nikka Taketsuru 21 yo

Official bottling
Blended malt
43% ABV

Nose: Cookie dough, baking bread, apples, orange peel, hints of red grapes. 
Mouthfeel: Medium body, loosens, airy, slightly fizzy. 
Tasting:  Sweet. Baking bread, rancio, apples, red grapes, vanilla, hints of peat. 
Finish: Medium. Baking bread, red grapes, raisins, vanilla. 


This is what Nikka is putting its aged casks towards, rather than issuing aged Yoichi or Miyagikyo single malt. It's not bad really, I don't know if it's better than the 17 yo. There's a lot of very nice red grapes, coupled with a hit of alluring rancio so pungent it's almost cheddar cheese. That evaporates quickly though, to be followed by yeasty baking bread and more of those heavenly red grapes.


I like this.

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