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Kikori Japanese Rice Whiskey

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About Kikori Japanese Rice Whiskey

Kikori Japanese Rice Whiskey is a unique and elegant spirit that offers a delicate and complex flavor profile. Distilled from rice, it is crafted in Japan using a combination of modern and traditional techniques, resulting in a smooth and refined taste.

Little Known Fact

Kikori is aged for three years in American oak, French Limousin oak, and Sherry casks, giving it a depth of character and complexity that is unmatched.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, Kikori offers hints of toasted rice, almond, and vanilla, while the palate is rich and complex with notes of caramel, spice, and a subtle fruitiness. The finish is smooth and satisfying, with a hint of oak and a gentle warmth.

Cocktail Recommendation

Kikori's delicate and complex flavor profile makes it the perfect ingredient for a Japanese Highball. Simply pour 2 oz of Kikori over ice in a highball glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel for a refreshing and sophisticated cocktail.

Recommended by Caer Maiko & Sharon Yeung and selected as a recommended spirit to pair with Shaker & Spoon’s Daijoubu 2 Box.

“Being as Kikori Japanese Whiskey is derived from rice, it was a no-brainer that this would lend a clean yet luscious backbone to the cocktails in this box. Kikori’s stone fruit notes and velvety texture work incredibly well in a cocktail but are also so enjoyable when sipped neat!”

Production Details

Kikori is made from a unique blend of malted and unmalted rice that is distilled in small batches using traditional copper pot stills. The resulting spirit is aged for three years in a combination of American oak, French Limousin oak, and Sherry casks, giving it a depth of character and complexity that is truly exceptional.

An interesting note: Kikori Japanese Rice Whiskey may be an especially appealing choice for people who avoid certain ingredients for allergy or diet reasons.  Kikori has been independently tested, and the brand can confirm the absence through testing of: 

  • Gluten
  • Soy
  • Peanuts and Tree Nuts
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Dairy
  • Egg
  • Sesame

No corn is used in the product or production process, but there is currently no test to confirm the absence of corn in this product.

750ml & 82 Proof

Last Updated: 12/01/2023

General Characteristics:

Size: 750ml
Proof: 82 proof
Main Ingredient: Rice
Country of Origin: Spirits from Japan

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  • Rebecca M.
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range 55 - 64
    I'm More Into: Cocktails
    My Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Vodka
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I am not a fan of whiskey. As a matter of fact, my best friend and I had tried many brands and drink recipes while watching Mad Men. I gave my son many brands of whiskey because it just wasn't my thing. I don't know why but I decided to try Kikori Japanese Rice Whiskey. It was smooth and mixed well with some Asian drink recipes. Although I am more a fan of vodka, I will continue to mix this with some exotic ingredients for a change of pace.

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