Kura Pure Malt Whisky Rum Cask Finish

Kura Pure Malt Whisky Rum Cask Finish

(0.7l, 40%)


6.8/10
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Peaty Okinawa-born, Rum-inspired delight
 
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. Then, the blend is finished in used Japanese Rum barrels. The result is a splendid balance between mossy Hokkaido peat and spicy Okinawa Rum. It’s a pure Japanese potion, no monkey business of importing and sneakiness.
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Japanese Blended Whisky
  • Region
    Kushu
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Tokinosakagura / Helios
  • Age
    NAS

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peaty
smoky
spicy
vanilla
leafy
apricot
earthy
toasty
pepper
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Japanese Whisky can act as an interesting comparison between Scotch and Bourbon, being a Scotch-style spirit matured in conditions with greater temperature variation closer to Kentucky.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Russet
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Mossy and leafy nose with hints of vanilla, soft malt and dried apricot.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
A blast of peaty, earthy smoke with a low Rum profile.
 
Finish
Lingering peaty and toasty finish with a peppery outro.
 

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Ratings & Reviews
Jason
Jason,
Peaty like an Islay but tamed in other areas. Not much bite on the finish. Nice drink.
 
Lars
Lars,
I didn't like this one at all. Tastes like a medicine cabinet mishap.
 
guest
guest,
Super peaty and sweet at nose but still don't know what exactly it is. Smooth palate but quite spicy finish. Very distinctive whiskey.
 
Erika
Erika,
Deliciously smoky and spicy. More like scotch, but I am ok with that!
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Nice hit of vanilla upfront with a bit of spiciness on the finish.
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Spicy finish that lingers.
 
Rasmus
Rasmus,
Nice touch of peat, salt and a bit of sweetness. Lacks a bit of depth
 
Norman
Norman,
Wonderful smell, easy on the palate, and lots of peat!
 
Ben
Ben,
Rather sweet from the start. Caramely and smooth with a smokey fruityness. Earthy aftertaste.
 
William
William,
Super peaty! Not as complex as you would think having a rum cask finish. It’s great for the aromatics, but doesn’t finish with the taste.
 
Ray
Ray,
I really enjoyed this, very balanced, lots of great flavors but nothing overpowering. Very subtle and sophisticated. The smell was light with honey and apricots that gave way to slight toast smell. Taste upfront was smoke and peat but not too heavy. The end is a little spicy and nutty.
 
Teddy
Teddy,
Lovely whiskey. Highly recommend
 
Chris
Chris,
Great nose but pray dominates palate
 
Peter
Peter,
Either I don’t like a real peaty drink or this just isn’t very good. First one I’ve thrown out after one sip.
 
Bert
Bert,
Peaty in style
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Happily drinking this while playing games with the kids. Peat and smoke weren’t overpowering, strong but I like that. Went down quickly.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Fantastic
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Tasty for any peaty whiskey. Blast of peat smoke, then settles to a sweet, complex finish. Very good.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Light. Peaty. Whiff of smoke and spice. Light smoke lingers.
 
Charlotte
Charlotte,
Nice smooth whiskey
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, 'Japanese Blended Whisky with a forest birth; while a balanced life that leads to a long peaty & toasty finish with notes of pepper.
 
guest
guest,
Smokey, more towards mezcal, bright. Wakes you up. Drink it before writing on a quiet Sunday afternoon.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Light peat with a subtle sweetness.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Not to my taste. It was too smokey. Drinkers who like the smoke, will love this. It has a very smooth finish.
 
Martin
Martin,
Nosing reveals some “earthiness” with peat, citrus, malt and smoke. Let it settle in your mouth for a bit to reveal a bit of smoke, peat, a splash of lemon/honey, malt, citrus and oak. A nice whisky for sipping.
 
Deja
Deja,
Peaty and tasty!
 
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