The Kurayoshi 08-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Stated Age
08 years old
Sherry Cask
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
jp Japan
Added on
19 sep 2016 1:56 pm by mandragoru

Average value

€ 216.66

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15 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Kurayoshi 08-year-old

3 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.23 points.

  1. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    In terms of colour, it doesn't look very much like a sherry cask.

    The aroma is characterized by the oak barrel,
    beautiful, aromatic wood notes.
    a slight sweetness,
    only I don't smell anything from the sherry,
    more of a wine barrel.

    In the mouth it does not overwhelm
    creamy, tart, strong oak influence.
    Nothing to feel from the sherry here either,
    one would rather guess a 1st fill oak barrel.

    He is aromatic
    just don't expect sherry...
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Saftkenner scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    A bottling that gives me a headache. Fizzy, out of round, bitter and slightly sour. Not even to be used for mixing or as schnapps.
    • Nose
      73 73
      Sour, rather unbalanced and slightly alcoholic. Lemon, gluten, fermented yellow fruits, a hint of vanilla, mint.
    • Taste
      69 69
      Very alcoholic. Mint, pepper, anise, citrus notes, tannins, rotten wood, custard.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short to medium length. Bitter. Putrid pear, vanilla, moldy wood.

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    N- Sweet menthol, tobacco with mint chocolate and savoury pepper. Soft sherry influence, should be high proportion of 2nd and 3rd filled cask, elementary, fine tuned, humble and not expressive.

    P- Smoky wood, charred spicy with sweet malt and some dried fruits. Lack width despite having bottled at 46%. Suppressive character, narrow.

    F- Medium, sweet spicy notes linger on thin structure, Simple and easy. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Kurayoshi 8 yo ‘Sherry Cask’ (46%, OB, Japan, Matsui, blended malt, +/-2016) : 80 Punkte


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