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Member Reviews and Ratings of Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
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!
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.
A little harsh with terrible a after taste and not a lot of depth in flavor
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.
Almonds in the nose, fruity palate, finishes warm, citrus
My favorite in the 12 day of Christmas box, and it's not close
A great whisky
Very almond in the front end
A solid whiskey
Oak/wood, vanilla, cream, buttered toast
Very nice. Much like a McAllen or a less peaty Oban
Very smooth and oaky for it being only 8 years old. Sweet and dry with a hint of orange.
Very light. Can taste the almond in the aftertaste.
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.
Smooth and light, very good.
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.
There are many other choices for Japanese whiskies and I recommend trying any of them over this dram.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed the bite if this drink.
This selection was much harsher than my liking.
Too peaty. Burned going down. Not my bag at all.
Not a fan
Really smooth flavor and was a nice sipper
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.
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.
Fine. Just fine.
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.
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".
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!!!