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Helios Distillery

Helios Distillery
Kura The Whiskey

Category: Japanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$70

Helios Distillery
Kura The Whiskey

Category: Japanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of honey on whole wheat toast, peat, sliced asian pear, cherry wood, and tobacco with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, breezy clover blossom, toasted rice, charred bell pepper, and burnt sugar finish. A smoky malt for superb highballs.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: honey on whole wheat toast, peat, sliced asian pear, cherry wood, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: clover blossom, toasted rice, charred bell pepper, and burnt sugar
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey and Soda, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky malt for superb highballs.

The Producer or Importer

New York Mutual Trading Company

The Producer or  Importer
25 Knickerbocker Road
Moonachie, NJ 07074
USA
1 201-933-9555

Their Portfolio

Japanese Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Outside of Scotland, there may be no other country that produces as many great whiskeys as Japan. A few natives began producing whiskeys in Japan in the early 20th century, and armed with knowledge from time spent in Scotland learning their craft, blended whiskeys were born in Japan. Single malts did no come about in Japan until the late 20th century and today they are regarded as among the finest in the world.

The finest Japanese single malts are aged for a lengthy period, from 12-18 years. Styles vary from relatively light to more full-bodied with a peaty quality very much in the style of a single malt Scotch. Flavors range from honeyed cereal to brown spices, leather and tobacco. The quality is outstanding; these are meant to be sipped and enjoyed with a cigar after dinner.

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