3.23/5
RATING

Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year

12 Years Old
40% ABV
$70

A 12 year variant of Nikka's blended line of malts. Taketsuru is considered the father of whisky in Japan. This 12 year is a great option to add to your home collection.

We tasted Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year at Meeting No. 20 on January 30, 2014. We rated it very highly at 3.23 out of 5. Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year ranks 10th overall in Japanese Whisky. At a street price of $70, this spirit is on the pricier side given the our rating of it.

Rating Details

AVERAGE
RATING
3.23/5
FOUNDERS
3.08/5
MEMBERS
3.40/5
AGREEMENT
VALUE
RANK
No. 10 of 13
RATING BASED ON
11 Reviews

Tasting Notes

First Tasted at Meeting No. 20 in January 2014

Gavin  •   •  4.5

"Jiro Dreams of Sushi", delicate. But full of character, the perfect delivery.

Peter  •   •  4.0

Kind of like old leather, but in a good way. Makes me want to saddle up and ride all night. Delicious.

Greg  •   •  4.0

Nose: Lightly smokey. Taste: As smooth and unassuming as water; faint pettiness that lingers. Very easy to drink. Light taste of cyan smoke.

Nick  •   •  3.0

Nose of sweet vanilla and brown sugar. Palate more of an scotch style peatiness. Finishes a little stronger light and woody.

Elliott  •   •  2.5

Faint, can't get much on the nose. Bigger than the Hibiki, more straight forward. Make that straight and forward, right down the middle. Drinkable, but not exciting.

1 other member rated this 3.5

3 other members rated this 3.0

2 other members rated this 2.5

 

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