KURAYOSHI Reviews

All Kurayoshi Reviews

Average rating: 7.8/10 (1478 votes)

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Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
Evan,
I think this is very up to personal taste. Wonderful almond notes, very smooth.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Matt,
Nope. My (admittedly amateur) nose smelled nicotine right off the bat—is that the “mineral” part of the flavor spiral? It didn’t taste like nicotine. But. didn’t taste good. Hooray for the sampler bottles! Two out of three ain’t bad.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Randy,
.67 ok on the rocks
Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
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.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Rob,
Not for me. First drink is way too harsh. Mellowed out with some ice but still pretty harsh.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Danny,
Decent but not spectacular. It was definitely drinkable though.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
David,
Smooth and balanced. Very drinkable.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Scott,
Really nice malt flavor with a long smooth finish... I’m surprised by how much I love this whisky! This will be a regular in my bar from now on!
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Enisoto,
This was really good. It had a similar taste to Johnnie Walker with a touch of honey or some sweetness. Would definitely add this to my collection.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
David,
I preferred the two sherry/sake flavored drinks that came with my tasting. This tasted more like a traditional scotch.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Scott,
to petty for me
Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Erika,
Smooth!
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Richard,
Wow!!!! Enough said.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Timothy,
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Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Rusty,
Nice Japanese Whisky
Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Stephen,
Nice and smooth with caramel and vanilla upfront and a nice smokiness on the finish.
Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Gevorg,
A bit too sweet. Strong Caramel + cherry notes... otherwise it's smooth and nice
Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Jeremiah,
Very smooth with a strong "bite" finish
Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Patrick,
Very smooth, a nice lite Smokey finish
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Andy,
softer nose with strong almond and vanilla. Almost a hint of grass (reminds me of Suntory toki but way more expensive) very Oakey with hint of Sherry and vanilla. Pretty smooth overall but kind of boring.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Edward,
Smelled the orange zest and the almonds, but really didn’t pick up on the vanilla. Wasn’t fond of the aftertaste.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
Seth,
Just not to my taste. I've enjoyed most sherry cask finish whiskeys I've tried to date, but did not enjoy the almond profile in this particular offering.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Ray,
Orange zest, almonds, very earthy flavors with medium spice.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
Dan,
My kind of whiskey
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
James,
This was very good! Sweet like honey.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
Cameron,
Did not enjoy
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Jacqueline,
Definitely has heat...maybe not my favorite!
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
Jacqueline,
Not horrible but definitely not my cup of whiskey!
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Roland,
Card was labeled the sherry cask instead but the flavor spiral and label match this one in the 12 Days of Christmas Whiskey Tasting Box. (12/12) Strong almond flavor and sherry on the back end.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Keith,
The first sip was hot going down but it mellowed after that and became very enjoyable!
Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky
Sterling,
It was pretty darn tasty. Definitely a solid 8. Perhaps even a 9.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Shane,
Not sure what others see in this whisky it was barely passable for me. The finish is not smooth and the taste is not as good as the nose. I give it some points for having robust flavors that come through the young alcohol burn and the spice notes are there. Maybe its just not my thing as some people seem to love it. Not even a true Japanese whisky and it shows. I tried these along side Ohishi 8YR Sherry Cask and Fukano Vault Reserve #1 and those were fantastic smooth drinking whisky. Don't cringe too hard but this ended up making a fine whisky and coke. The other two I drank neat as they were very nice.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Antti,
It is a very good, creamy, Japanese Pure Malt Whisky that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & fruity life leads to a delicate death of medium length with notes of oak, port & sherry.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
John,
Great flavor, I really enjoyed this whiskey,this was my first Japanese whiskey and I was really impressed
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Karim,
A little on the hard yet sweet side. Unique taste for sure.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Aaron,
Predominant almond notes. Nice bite.
Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Jake,
Smooth easy whiskey, but not worth the pricetag
Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Rasmus,
Nice nose. Sweet and a bit of spice.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Gene,
Out of the three it’s my least. The almond and orange sorta put me off. The after taste it lingered but just not my cup of whiskey.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Daniel,
Aroma is like a good light beer. Malt and hints of a sweetness. Taste is a bitey fruity followed by spice and oak. On ice all I get is a slightly zesty burn. It's ok, not something I'd keep on hand.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
Bernadette,
Somewhere between an American bite and some fruity oak.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
Ashley,
Butter and zest on the nose. Almond and peanut on the palate. Slight oak and vanilla. Three drops of water bring out mineral, zest and spice. Three more and I get lightly toasted oak and a lot of spice. Better at the higher abv, but never unpleasant. Second tasting: strong mineral and zest. Not much almond this time.
Kurayoshi 18 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Jim,
While possibly an acceptable option, if one is moving on from basic choices like bourbons and blends, I was expecting a better drinking experience for Kurayoshi's declared age and expense. Normally a neat drinker, I tried both ice and water with this whiskey, in an attempt to improve its character. Unfortunately, neither were able to make this spirit amenable to my preference for an enjoyable dram of an evening.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
Scott,
Lots of honey notes
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
Christian,
Very Oakey. I’m not a fan of these kind of whiskeys but it is not bad.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
Jarod,
Hmm.. never had a Japanese whisky before. Not as unique as I'd expected for coming from the other side of the world It has a strong nutty taste which I enjoyed and quite a kick with some woody undertones. Not very smooth, though. I'm a bit undecided but I don't think I'd order it at a bar.
Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
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.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky
Suzanne,
Not horrible, but nothing special. Not particularly sharp or sweet. A typical whisky, perfectly acceptable.
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
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!
Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
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.