raisin
nutty
vanilla
mineral
almonds
spicy
tangy
barley
smoky
Spiral Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky

Kurayoshi
Pure Malt Whisky
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden Straw. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Warm mixed nuts and raisin.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla up front with almonds and a youthful spice.

Finish
Long and tangy. 

Smartass corner: 
Shōchū is an un-aged, Japanese distilled spirit that — like Vodka — can be made from almost any base ingredient. It is usually between 25% and 35% ABV, placing it between Wine and Whiskies is alcohol content.
Price:
$67.99
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Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky is adored for its raisin, nutty, vanilla and mineral flavor notes.

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

Based on 48 votes, the average rating for Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky is 8.2/10.

Top reviews for Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky:

— A lighter whisky for sure, but it's comfy in a way. Like revisiting old memories. I would even recommend this to those who dislike whisky.

— The Kurayoshi is my all time favorite whisky I've had so far. To be honest I love Islay scotch and strong espadin mezcal so take this into account when reading my review. I usually enjoy the assault on my taste buds that the scotch and mezcal offer but for pure enjoyment I have to give the pure malt from Kurayoshi my highest mark. I haven't tried many other Japanese whiskies though but most are super clean and very complex.

— very smooth great scotch i will be buying it again
  • Category
  • Style
    Pure Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Tottori Prefecture
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    Blended malt (Scotland & Japan)
  • Age
    3 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon casks

Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 46%)


8.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky
Bob
Bob,
an absolute japanese whisky. comes out of a warehouse which begs the question as to where it was truly made and is easy drinking while being complex in its own manner. seriously this is what japanese whisky is and until one experiences the true beauty of japanese whiskies, this one will do
 
Darren
Darren,
The Kurayoshi is my all time favorite whisky I've had so far. To be honest I love Islay scotch and strong espadin mezcal so take this into account when reading my review. I usually enjoy the assault on my taste buds that the scotch and mezcal offer but for pure enjoyment I have to give the pure malt from Kurayoshi my highest mark. I haven't tried many other Japanese whiskies though but most are super clean and very complex.
 
Arthur
Arthur,
The nutty, raisin-ey flavor makes this a very unique whiskey. Smooth with a FANTASTIC finish - I would recommend this whiskey to anyone. Gave it a 7 since I wish it had more of a nose and I wish it had a lower price tag.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Raisin bread, in whiskey form. A little more burn than I had hoped for in the middle, but a small piece of ice helped tone it down. It’s a very unique whiskey and I’m glad to have tried it, but I was expecting more since it was a $67 bottle which is why I gave it a 7. Reminded me a little of Lagavulin 12yr without the peat. Updated: this bottle really grew on me and after a while I found myself craving the unique flavor. My first impression was not that great, but it got better over time. This is a solid 8, and I will be getting it again.
 
James
James,
Solid aroma of raisin and vanilla. Both carry through in the taste. These are replaced by by a nice heat and spice which remains. There is a mineral flavor that reminds me of green tea. The finish is woody, nutty and drying.
 
Zack
Zack,
very smooth great scotch i will be buying it again
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very smooth with a really strong aroma of the raisins. I’m normally not a fan of raisins, but it does enhance the flavor of this interesting Japanese malt. Not much smoke on the finish, but the mineral flavor is quite nice.
 
Mary
Mary,
light and delicious scotch; even my relatives who "don't like scotch" like this one. (and the ones who do like scotch appreciate it as well). I am more a fan of the more peaty whisky, but still like to change up with this one from time to time.
 
Dallas
Dallas,
A lighter whisky for sure, but it's comfy in a way. Like revisiting old memories. I would even recommend this to those who dislike whisky.
 
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