Kikori // Kyushu, Japan
Launched in 2015 by Soh Spirits (owned by Ann Soh Woods), Kikori Whiskey is produced in Kumamoto, on the island of Kyushu in Japan, and distilled from 100% rice. It is aged at least 3 years in a combination of American oak, French limousin, and Spanish sherry casks.
Other WhiskeyA spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
Cask TypeAmerican oak, French Limousin, and Spanish sherry
"The mix of oak on Kikori imparts only a pale straw hue, and this restrained application of wood allows the delicate aromas of the spirit to shine through. With high floral notes, an aroma reminiscent of shochu, and light flavors of pear and vanilla, it's a unique contribution to the whiskey category that's very easy to enjoy."