Based on 157 votes, the average rating for Kikori Whiskey is 7.2/10.
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.
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Member Reviews and Ratings of Kikori Whiskey
I wasn't a huge fan of this.
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.
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
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.
A great balance between sweet with a nice spice. No lingering aftertaste or burn.
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
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.
During a marathon whiskey tasting we observed that Kikori is Very Similar to Talisker Port Ruighe single malt. Go figure.
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
Great example of a rice based whiskey. Light, smooth, great on the rocks.
An acquired taste but a good one.
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.