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Ben Nevis Mr Taketsuru's Cask 25 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Ben Nevis Mr Taketsuru's Cask 25 Years Old

Brand
Ben Nevis
Expression
Mr Taketsuru's Cask 25 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
25 years old
Abv
61.30%
Produced at
Ben Nevis Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.bennevisdistillery.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

88
Nose
Intense and youthful herbal coffee with smoked walnut, earth and rye-like spice. A ‘raw cask' feel but the alcohol is well integrated. Water brings out some citrus notes.
Palate
Soft but the edgy, herbal sherry arrives quickly. Malt, liquorice, walnuts follow. Water makes it a little homogenous but pleasantly juicy.
Finish
Eye wateringly alcoholic and herbal with a lingering spicy, rye-like character. Water softens and lengthens.
Comment
Raw and wild unless you add water! Enjoyable and memorable.

Joel Harrison

93
Nose
Neat, it gives toffee, hazelnuts and a rounded ideal of good, old sherry. Water opens this up revealing dunnage warehouse floors.
Palate
Really well balanced, once water is added. Sweet, with water chestnuts and orange creams, rounded off with bright cola and Cherry Herring notes. Wonderful balance.
Finish
The sweet red cherry carries on, with just a wisp of cinnamon spice in the back.
Comment
The perfect whisky for a nuclear Blood and Sand? Cordial for adults.
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