Kura the Whisky Rum Cask Finish
Kura the Whisky (“kura” means a storehouse) is one of the most unique Japanese Whiskies, whose life begins in peat marshes of Hokkaido (very similar to Scotland). Heavily peated Spirit then joins other Okinawa Single Malts in a careful blend after it spends years in American oak casks. Then, the blend is finished in used Japanese Rum barrels. The result is a splendid balance between mossy Hokkaido peat and spicy Okinawa Rum. It’s a pure Japanese potion, no monkey business of importing and sneakiness.
Limited to 2,000 bottles worldwide, the Kura The Malt is a completely different expressions of Japanese Whisky. The smokiness of the rum finish is unique and adds a different type of sweetness than you find in sherry aged whiskies. This little number distilled by the Helios Distillery in Okinawa is sure to delight fans of Hakushu and Yamazaki.
The Japanese peat has a lot of the same characteristics as Scottish peat, but availability is extremely limited. One of the easiest drinking peated whiskies we’ve ever featured that’s approachable yet brimming with character and finesse.
Nose: Mossy and leafy nose with hints of vanilla, soft malt and dried apricot.
Palate: A blast of peaty, earthy smoke with a low Rum profile.
Finish: Lingering peaty and toasty finish with a peppery outro.
What some of our whisky loving friends have said about Kura the Whisky Rum Cask Finish
Quote 1 “It is an outstanding, balanced, Japanese Blended Whisky with a forest birth; while a balanced life that leads to a long peaty and toasty finish with notes of pepper. ”
Quote 2 “Happily drinking this while playing games with the kids. Peat and smoke weren’t overpowering, strong but I like that. Went down quickly. ”
Quote 3 “Tasty for any peaty whiskey. Blast of peat smoke, then settles to a sweet, complex finish. Very good. ”