Helios / Helios Distillery

Kura The Whisky Review

Kura The Whisky A selection of Japanese Whiskies, oh yes please, this is the Kura The Whisky a blended malt from Helios Distillery in Okanawa! This dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring Japanese drams from specialist Dekanta.

Bit of an odd one this one, theres some really tasty fruity pear like notes that really attract, but also a really funky note that i can;t put my finger on that spoils it, theres woody notes but it's not that, it's just something a bit odd that i don't like.

I'm certainly happy to have tried it, but it wouldn't be one i would pick up again.

The pricing direct from Dekanta can sometimes be excessive espeically when import taxes are considered, this is also available from specialists such as Master of Malt for a better price in the UK.

Thanks to The Whisky Wire for including me in this tweet tasting.

Tasting Notes & Details


There's a lovely juicy fruity note in here up first, which reminds me of tinned pears in light syrup, something a little funky in there also though, almost an off note that i can't quite put my finger on, definitely intriguing and the fruit is in enticing but that off note is definitely weird.


That fruity pear and syrup note is there again but its surrounded with wood spices and ground white pepper, it really sings on the tongue giving off a tangy note over the palate, puffs of smoke/maybe cask char that almost catch on the back of the throat.


Still sweet puffs of smoke/cask char.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Kura The Whisky
Age: NAS
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Helios
Bottler: Helios Distillery
Type: Blended Malt
From: Japan, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 05/02/2019 by Tom

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