Whisky Review: Taketsuru 21 Years Old Port Wood Finish

Style: Sweet and Silky

Palate:

Light first touch, feathery texture, citrus lemon and quickly pursued by soft raisin sweetness. A peck of smoke and sourness, then we have tropical fruits and bright coconuts notes. Milk chocolate pudding in the mid-palate as the oak influence begins to play a part. Lovely malt breaks through towards the end to give a lovely back taste.

Finish:

Raisin and malt dally on the finish, warm, fuzzy and comfy. Softened smoke comes in with a long and complex chocolate mix. Signatory silkiness makes it so enjoyable!

Thoughts:

The Port wood finish has instilled extra red fruit sweetness, roundness and probably a hint of sourness to the pure malt. It also created a new dimension of it. Silky as ever, the texture remains one of the best I have ever encountered. Exceptional complexity and finesse.

☆ [Recommended]

[46%・2014・Non Chill Filtered ・ Non Coloured ・ Limited Edition ・ Blended Malt]

-Esmond