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The Kurayoshi 18 Year Old

(70cl, 50%)

The Kurayoshi 18 Year Old

The Kurayoshi 18 Year Old Bottling Note

18 year old blended malt from the Kurayoshi range, created by the Matsui Shuzou distillery. Though not very well-known, Matsui Shuzou have created some rather marvellous expression for this series, made using malt whiskies from Scotland, transported over to Japan, blended with Japanese malt whiskies and brought down to bottling strength with volcanic-rock-filtered water.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Slightly grassy at first, before layers of buttered bread and aromatic oak develop.

Palate: Fresh orange, black tea smokiness, a pinch of cumin powder, brown sugar.

Finish: Vanilla-forward, with another hint of smoke lingering.

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Kurayoshi 18 Year Old Reviews

Orange, black tea and smoke /vanilla finish

Rarely is there a whiskey with 3 distinct flavour profiles in each sip. Initial orange flavour gives way into black tea into a Smokey finish at the end.

Pretty mind blowing. I rarely share this bottle with anyone else.

22nd October 2019

Smoke & oak

A little grass, a lot of oak. Oranges & black tea. Long sweet & smokey finish.

7th May 2019

Out of this world

Tried it in a bar in Tokyo. I was blown away by the complexity of flavour. Unbelivable.

29th March 2019

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