Japanese Whisky

For a non-regular whisky drinker, the difference between Japanese and other whiskies might not be obvious, though typically, they are slightly lighter. But even if you’re an advanced whisky drinker, it wouldn’t go amiss to explore the unique world of Japanese whisky.

The main feature of the Japanese whisky business is the smattering of small companies that make whiskies on the side and sell them locally. The Japanese call these bottles “ji-whisky” (meaning local whisky.) They tend not to be comparable to the larger makers in quality but can nevertheless be charming in their own right.

Kura 18 Y.O. Single Malt

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An extremely delicious Okinawa single cask that was matured for 18 years in the finest American White Oak Single casks available. The results are an intriguing and complex expression that offers a lot for such a young whisky. Like all Kura expressions, it’s well worth getting your hands on.

  • ABV: 40%
  • Volume: 720mL
  • Tasting Notes:
    o Nose: A subtle sweet nose, opening with vanilla and hints of sea salt and bitter cocoa.
    o Taste: The palate opens up with lemon, mint, bitter chocolate and oak, combining in a very smooth and balanced profile.
    o Finish: A short to medium finish, with medium viscosity bringing back the bitterness and the sweet vanilla
    o Age: 18 years