Kura The Whisky Pure Malt
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Tokinosakagura
  • Style Japanese Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • grassy
  • toasted
  • oak
  • creamy
  • lemon
  • sugar
  • burnt
  • marmalade
  • earthy

Kura The Whisky Pure Malt (0.7l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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Premium Whisky from the paradise island of Okinawa.

On a paradise island of Okinawa, halfway between the mainland and Taiwan, a distillery was established in 1961. Eight years later it became known as Helios, named after the Greek Sun god. Their philosophy has always been producing fine Spirits from locally grown ingredients, whether it’s Rum, Spirits or Liqueurs. Their main products are Rum and Awamori (a sort of Indica rice Shochu), but under the radar, they also produce premium Whisky.

Kura the Whisky ("kura" means a storehouse) is one of the most unique Japanese Whiskies, whose life begins in peat marshes of Hokkaido (very similar to Scotland). Heavily peated Spirit then joins other Okinawa Single Malts in a careful blend after it spends years in American oak casks. Brown sugar, burnt oak, and lime marmalade dance around on the slightly earthy palate and result in lingering rye bread and bitter grape that show up on the finish. Some seriously premium Japanese juice.

  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Tokinosakagura
  • Style Japanese Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Grassy

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Aromas of toasted oak, moss, and creamy lemon.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Brown sugar, burnt oak, and lime marmalade dance around on the slightly earthy palate.

Finish
Rye bread and bitter grape linger on the long finish.

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  • grassy
  • toasted
  • oak
  • creamy
  • lemon
  • sugar
  • burnt
  • marmalade
  • earthy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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