floral
fragrant
vanilla
melon
apple
caramel
tobacco
earthy
toasted
Spiral Kikori Whiskey

Kikori
Whiskey
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance/ Colour
Golden

Nose/ Aroma
Fragrant floral, caramel, tree fruits, vanilla

Palate / Taste/ Flavour
Velvety, melon, toasted almonds, tart apple, oak, sherry

Finish
Clean, bright
Price:
$43.99
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Kikori Whiskey is adored for its floral, fragrant, vanilla and melon flavor notes.

This Japanese Whisky is carefully distilled at Kikori distillery, Japan.

Based on 146 votes, the average rating for Kikori Whiskey is 7.1/10.

Top reviews for Kikori Whiskey:

— I absolutely loved this. It's one of the smoothest whiskies I've ever drank. It has a wonderful almost banana bread-like note but it just knocked me out. Also, the price point is fantastic. Totally worth a try - cannot recommend highly enough.

— Light and very approachable. Flavorful but elegant.

— For a rice whisky this is amazing. It’s light and big on taste.
  • Category
  • Style
    Japanese Rice Whiskey
  • Region
    Kyushu
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    41%
  • Distillery

Kikori Whiskey

(0.75l, 41%)


7.1/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Kikori Whiskey
Conor
Conor,
Hard to get into with how unique it is as a concept. A lot of the flavor profiles from the grain are gone since this is made with rice. The majority comes from the climate and barrel age. It tastes fresh like a young grass. A hint of lime and grapefruit and present throughout. Stewed apples and white chocolate finish.
 
Adam
Adam,
This is a nice Japanese whiskey that is not overpowering in its flavor or feel, but quite smooth. I would recommend for sipping, but I think for another 30-50 dollars there are higher quality Suntory's that truly are in another league
 
luke
luke,
Truly unique. If you like whiskey and sake this is a perfect marriage. I enjoyed it best chilled down for a few minutes in the fridge. Great paring with fish or sushi. Bright and crisp with spice.
 
Mitchell
Mitchell,
too spicy
 
Cory
Cory,
A great balance between sweet with a nice spice. No lingering aftertaste or burn.
 
guest
guest,
Very nice and smooth whiskey, very palatable especially for the novice whiskey drinker. However, the more seasoned whiskey drinker may favor the more robust Irish whiskey or a peaty scotch. Makes a killer boulvadier
 
Todd
Todd,
I absolutely loved this. It's one of the smoothest whiskies I've ever drank. It has a wonderful almost banana bread-like note but it just knocked me out. Also, the price point is fantastic. Totally worth a try - cannot recommend highly enough.
 
Brian
Brian,
During a marathon whiskey tasting we observed that Kikori is Very Similar to Talisker Port Ruighe single malt. Go figure.
 
Alex
Alex,
All around this is a very smooth and drinkable whiskey. Flavor is not too complex, but it could still be sipped with a cube of ice without tasting like water
 
guest
guest,
Great example of a rice based whiskey. Light, smooth, great on the rocks.
 
Janet
Janet,
An acquired taste but a good one.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Very plain to my taste, didn’t enjoy this one at all.
 
Laura
Laura,
Interesting stuff. Sweet and slightly grassy. Yummy in cocktails and interesting on its own. The flavor of the rice reminds me a little of genmaicha.
 
Jon
Jon,
I gotta rate this mid tier, more sake than whiskey but still a nice drink but probably better in a cocktail, whereas others like Takeuchi have a much better overall flavour profile.
 
DAVID
DAVID,
Light and very approachable. Flavorful but elegant.
 
Rachel
Rachel,
Light taste very easy. Good all around
 
Ron
Ron,
Kikori has a light nd sweet initial feel followed by a briefly smokey feel and a nice whiskey finish, a great addition to any bourbon bar to break from the standard whiskey outlook.
 
Umit
Umit,
Very smooth and light, as if a Sake/Whiskey Hybrid
 
Harvey
Harvey,
Kikori is a fine whiskey! Light and rich at the same time (hard to imagine) this is a great drink to sip and savor slowly. It should not be mixed with anything...not even soda or ice. Lightness of taste includes a smokey and carmely quality that coats your tongue with flavor, Great Japanese whiskey.
 
Steven
Steven,
Very strong alcohol smell. Sweet at first, fruity at the end.
 
David
David,
Not something I'd drink as is because of the burn going down, which I feel takes away. I'd recommend a chaser if anyone is looking for smoothness going down. But it does taste good. Got a little smokey aftertaste.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
For a rice whisky this is amazing. It’s light and big on taste.
 
Lyle
Lyle,
You say this is a whiskey but it is like a Sake! Which isn't bad just wasn't expecting this when I ordered it!
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Light and crisp with very little mouthfeel but a bit of burn in the back. It does have a beer note similar to bud light. I typically like my drinks more robust where with kikori i feel like im trying too hard to taste anything other than the initial taste.
 
James
James,
Like that its light and pretty smooth but not as much flavor
 
Noah
Noah,
Exceptionally clean and smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Too sweet!
 
Kevin
Kevin,
A very smooth and uniquely consistent taste from first sip to swallow. Light and mellow. Not what I was expecting but came to appreciate.
 
John
John,
Very much enjoyed the clean taste.
 
Marc
Marc,
Enjoyed the fresh, light taste that comes from its rice base.
 
Jared
Jared,
Very clean tasting whiskey. Lighter/ clearer taste
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Blah, awful, horrible, completely lacks character. Can't wait to find someone, anyone honestly that likes it so I can pass it along.
 
Kris
Kris,
Awful. Taste before you buy. That's where I screwed up.
 
Shalomah
Shalomah,
It was an extraordinary special whiskey with notes of saki due to the source of rice, but wonderful on the palate.
 
David
David,
Not whiskey, SHOCHU - very good shochu. Taste grainy and earthy, smoother slightly warmed like sake, takes away the medicinal taste.
 
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