Very plain to my taste, didn’t enjoy this one at all.
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.
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.
Light and very approachable. Flavorful but elegant.
Light taste very easy. Good all around
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.
Very smooth and light, as if a Sake/Whiskey Hybrid
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.
Very strong alcohol smell. Sweet at first, fruity at the end.
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.
For a rice whisky this is amazing. It’s light and big on taste.
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!
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.
Like that its light and pretty smooth but not as much flavor
Exceptionally clean and smooth.
A very smooth and uniquely consistent taste from first sip to swallow. Light and mellow. Not what I was expecting but came to appreciate.
Very much enjoyed the clean taste.
Enjoyed the fresh, light taste that comes from its rice base.
Very clean tasting whiskey. Lighter/ clearer taste
Blah, awful, horrible, completely lacks character. Can't wait to find someone, anyone honestly that likes it so I can pass it along.
Awful. Taste before you buy. That's where I screwed up.
It was an extraordinary special whiskey with notes of saki due to the source of rice, but wonderful on the palate.
Not whiskey, SHOCHU - very good shochu. Taste grainy and earthy, smoother slightly warmed like sake, takes away the medicinal taste.