nutty
caramel
vanilla
mineral
roasted
cherry
sweet
peaty
pear
Spiral Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky

Kurayoshi
12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Warm roasted nuts and malt. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla toffee, sultanas, and toasted wood with a hint of tart cherry. 

Finish
Soft and smooth
Price:
$102.99
Price, Shipping & Taxes may vary by state and will be recalculated at checkout.
Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky is adored for its nutty, caramel, vanilla and mineral flavor notes.

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

Based on 396 votes, the average rating for Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky is 7.4/10.

Top reviews for Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky:

— Love it

— Smooth and easy to drink. Sweet, caramel, mineral and light peat. My favourite Japanese whiskey.

— Smooth!
  • Category
  • Style
    Pure Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Tottori Prefecture
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Kurayoshi
  • Age
    12 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Lightly charred oak casks

Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 43%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Alistair
Alistair,
First two words out of my mouth were "ooo dangerous". Definitely a nice whiskey here.
 
Adam
Adam,
Smooth and easy to drink. Sweet, caramel, mineral and light peat. My favourite Japanese whiskey.
 
Jaakko
Jaakko,
Light golden dram from Japan again. Might prefer a bit darker colour myself, but this is fine. Nose has a hint of vinegar somehow. Interesting, exciting, pear, apples? Apple cider? Surprisingly acidic taste. Still getting that vinegar and I really like it. I think it's the mineral from the flavour wheel. I rather quite like this but my first impression is that hoooly moly this is nowhere near worth the price for me. Very happy I got this in a tasting set instead of buying a bottle.
 
Josue
Josue,
Love it
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
This pure malt reminds me a lot of the flavor profile of Johnny Walker Green Label which is also a malt blend. I do like both but marked this lower since this is going for about twice the price.
 
Erika
Erika,
Smooth!
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Nice and smooth with caramel and vanilla upfront and a nice smokiness on the finish.
 
Gevorg
Gevorg,
A bit too sweet. Strong Caramel + cherry notes... otherwise it's smooth and nice
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Very smooth with a strong "bite" finish
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Very smooth, a nice lite Smokey finish
 
Jake
Jake,
Smooth easy whiskey, but not worth the pricetag
 
Rasmus
Rasmus,
Nice nose. Sweet and a bit of spice.
 
Kestrel
Kestrel,
Pretty solid bottle right here. As a scotch drinker primarily, I figured I’d dip into the Japanese whisky’s for a bit. So far, this has been one of my favorites. Clean but with a bit of heat and sweetness.
 
William
William,
If you said this was a scotch, I would be impressed. Not the biggest fan of Japanese whiskey, but this definitely had some flavors to peak my interest. Not sold, but definitely worth a try.
 
Ray
Ray,
Little caramel, vanilla, and a little fruit on the nose. Peat, minerals and slight nutty flavor with the fruit lingering on the taste.
 
guest
guest,
Pear. Nut. Mizunara shows perfectly the sweet parts. Wide and fresh. Not to peaty. Love it. 12yo!
 
Chris
Chris,
Big pear nose. Very layered and complex palate.
 
Peter
Peter,
Very smooth. Good nutty flavor and not very peaty.
 
Bert
Bert,
Refined yet creative
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Higher flavor than a lot of japanese whiskey I've had. Pretty standard flavors though, inoffensive, and tasty. Nothing to write home about though.
 
Joselin
Joselin,
Great smell, smooth vanilla, and balanced flavor. Clear color and silk. Not smokey, I add a little water with a gentleman's ice, taste good. love it
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Vanilla. Hint of cherry and peat. Ginger.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, rich, Japanese Pure Malt Whisky with an aromatic birth; while a rich life that lead to a smooth & delicate death with notes of chocolate, minerals & peat.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Smooth and sweet with notes of vanilla and caramel. Drinks/tastes like a macallan
 
Martin
Martin,
Initial nosing is pleasant with bits of pear, oak and malt. Let it sit and open up a bit. Tasting reveals pear, raisin, some chocolate and green apple. If there is smoke it didn’t come through. Very enjoyable. Would certainly add it to the collection.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Good whiskey but priced a little high. I typically drink neat but prefer this one with ice
 
Deja
Deja,
Delicious!
 
Alejandro
Alejandro,
Cool!
 
Lee
Lee,
This is quite special. Love the oak up front, and the complexity and finish are very impressive. Follows Scotch profile but is really clean and precise. Very enjoyable and drinks 2x the price.
 
Kelsey
Kelsey,
It has the whiskey bit to it but a really good flavor with a smooth finish.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Took this to a tasting party and it was a huge favorite. Very good forward flavors. If you throw rocks it might open it up a bit too much so maybe try it neat. Very smooth.
 
Load more reviews
Back Back
A Dram for Your Thoughts
You need to be logged in to leave a review.
Your Rating
Review
Cancel