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Takamine 8 Year Old

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    8 Years

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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Takamine, this Japanese whiskey release features the inclusion of Koji — Japanese mold. Let's dig in.

  • Nose:

    Fresh and sweet, this release has a pop of apple, pear, tropical fruits and some grain and caramel candies on the nose. Light, sweet, effervescent.

  • Taste:

    Moderate mouthfeel, light and sweet once more. Not in a lacking way, per se, but it's clear this wasn't produced to be a powerful, oily dram. It's light, easy-drinking and packed with honey, peaches, oranges and some apple pie and pear. Faint grain note and a touch of cream.

  • Finish:

    Moderate finish that's sweet and fruit-driven once again. Touch of spice and honey, light and easy sipping once more.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this doesn't taste like it's made with special Japanese mold, and that couldn't be anything less than a great endorsement. Light, sweet, easy-drinking and delicately made, this pour is balanced and fruit-driven, hallmarks of a great Japanese whiskey release.

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  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.

  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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