Kikori Whiskey

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Kikori // Kyushu, Japan

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    1. washeewashee

      Tasted May 26, 2021
      3.5
      3.5 out of 5 stars
      Nose - Very clean soft grainy sweetness, light floral, light grass, hints of sake, 7up or a flat lemon/lime/citrus soda Taste - Sweet grainy sweetness, like a sweet filtered sake, gentle sugarcane "funk", hints of flat lemon/lime soda, gentle heat, light citrusy bitter, ginger beer fizz Finish - Lingering filtered sake vibe, gentle ginger beer/7up/Sprite vibe, lemon/pomelo zest pops right at the end Score - 79/100 Final Thoughts - The initial color on this one was quite light, but I've learned that lack of color does not necessarily mean lack of flavor. The nose on this one immediately screamed grain whisky to me and upon further nosing, it started to lean more towards a sake vibe, so I assumed it was a rice whisky. I did get hints of this rum/sugarcane "funk" so maybe a rum cask finish? On the palate the sugarcane "funk" continues along with this fizzy feeling from the heat, but a flat ginger beer/7up flavor. The finish on this one is surprisingly long, like a very filtered sake served warm with some flat 7up, which sounds pretty bad, but isn't that bad. Would I drink it if offered? - Yes Would I specifically order it? - Maybe Would I buy a bottle? - Probably not NOTE - All reviews are done without factoring in price.
    2. noblelawyer

      Tasted May 19, 2021
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
      Heavy butterscotch and tropical fruit noise. Bright, watery sting taste. Lots of fruit and flower in taste. Water diminished for me rather than open it up. Ice did enhance a bit, but I prefer neat. Or one large cube ice
      16.0 USD per Pour
    3. David-Levy

      Tasted May 9, 2021
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
      Yum! It’s like the Chardonnay of whiskeys. A little Apple peel, cut grass, refined expensive balanced flavor. Aftertaste toasted marshmallow.
    4. solivio

      Tasted April 24, 2021
      3.75
      3.75 out of 5 stars
    5. TheIronMonkey

      Tasted April 24, 2021
    6. dfperdue

      Tasted April 9, 2021
      3.75
      3.75 out of 5 stars
      Toasted rice
      The JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa
    7. JacobJ

      Tasted March 21, 2021
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    8. Fiona-Hon

      Tasted February 9, 2021
      1.75
      1.75 out of 5 stars
    9. hswolff

      Tasted December 30, 2020
      3.75
      3.75 out of 5 stars
      Pretty solid, good Japanese whiskey!
    10. Farrah-Ng

      Tasted November 27, 2020
      0.5
      0.5 out of 5 stars
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