almonds
orange zest
mineral
zesty
vanilla
oak
port
sherry
Spiral Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky

Kurayoshi
8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden straw. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Almonds and malt. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Fruit-forward with green apple, more almond, orange zest, and vanilla caramels. 

Finish
Gentle and smooth. 

Smartass corner: 
Mount Daisen is regarded by some ancient religious sects in Japan as a holy mountain — including the syncretic Shugendō faith of “the path of training and testing.
Price:
$76.99
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Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky is adored for its almonds, orange zest, mineral and zesty flavor notes.

This Japanese Whisky is carefully distilled at Blended malt (Scotland & Japan) distillery, Japan.

Based on 380 votes, the average rating for Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky is 7/10.

Top reviews for Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky:

— By far one of the best tasting Japanese whiskeys I have ever had. Smooth and delicious and not a bad price. My local liquor store has it for $99.00 plus tax. I highly recommend this whiskey.

— I really enjoyed the bite if this drink.

— Love it!
  • Category
  • Style
    Pure Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Tottori Prefecture
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    Blended malt (Scotland & Japan)
  • Age
    8 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon white oak casks

Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 46%)


7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Ben
Ben,
Nice almond/vanilla on the nice, with a strong fruity taste upfront. Wonderful long finish with strong oak flavor and just a slight spice. Great pour!
 
Robert
Robert,
The almond up front is nice, kind of amaretto-like. Unfortunately, to me, the harshness of the alcohol feels like an astringent in the mouth. That said, there is a complex flavor here. Not my favorite, but worth the experience.
 
Chandra
Chandra,
A little harsh with terrible a after taste and not a lot of depth in flavor
 
Jason
Jason,
This was my introduction to Japanese whisky. It was smooth and light, maybe a bit too light. It probably could have had a deeper flavor if it were aged longer.
 
Ray
Ray,
Almonds in the nose, fruity palate, finishes warm, citrus My favorite in the 12 day of Christmas box, and it's not close
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
A great whisky
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very almond in the front end
 
Gabe
Gabe,
A solid whiskey
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Oak/wood, vanilla, cream, buttered toast
 
Nick
Nick,
Very nice. Much like a McAllen or a less peaty Oban
 
John
John,
Very smooth and oaky for it being only 8 years old. Sweet and dry with a hint of orange.
 
Rex
Rex,
Very light. Can taste the almond in the aftertaste.
 
Robert
Robert,
Very nice, with the more earthy notes of oak, sherry, almond and mineral. Easy to drink, hits you different than any Scotch or Whiskey I've tried.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Smooth and light, very good.
 
Michael
Michael,
By far one of the best tasting Japanese whiskeys I have ever had. Smooth and delicious and not a bad price. My local liquor store has it for $99.00 plus tax. I highly recommend this whiskey.
 
Gary
Gary,
There are many other choices for Japanese whiskies and I recommend trying any of them over this dram.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Nutty with a citrus zest that is savory with a slight touch of sweet. Very delicate flavor profile awakens notes not tasted frequently from these spirits.
 
Martin
Martin,
Initial nosing reveals vanilla with a splash of citrus (lemon/orange). Tasting lingers with spice, brine, some vanilla and a bit of earth. A little burn, but not terrible. Nothing stood out as wonderful...just average.
Martin
Martin,
6 stars.
CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND,
I really enjoyed the bite if this drink.
 
John
John,
This selection was much harsher than my liking.
 
Sunil
Sunil,
Too peaty. Burned going down. Not my bag at all.
 
Brian
Brian,
Poor aftertaste
 
james
james,
Bland
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Not a fan
 
Michael
Michael,
Really smooth flavor and was a nice sipper
 
Jason
Jason,
On the nose this has a spring water early morning floral smell; however, the taste is of oak “firewood without the burn” and just lingers there not developing much until a slight vanilla spice finishes.
 
Dat
Dat,
This expression is a bit harsh on the nose and definitely requires a few more years in the cask to ease the burn. The finish is not very pleasant. While I understand that Japanese whiskeys are in high demand, leading to the higher than expected price, I do not believe the Kurayoshi 8-years is all that.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Fine. Just fine.
 
Zane
Zane,
A very nutty finish, but the first taste is a bit too spicy for my preference. Definitely a flavorful whisky, just not necessarily my thing.
 
Robert
Robert,
A bit of peat, a bit of citrus, and very smooth. Unassuming. Not my favorite whiskey, but not because it was bad in any way. It just wasn't "special".
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Very smooth, notes of spice, burnt marshmallow, citrus. A hint of peaty smoke. Very nuanced, not in your face like an Islay. Very good drink!!!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Love it!
 
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