Kurayoshi 18 years Pure Malt is a blended malt whiskey. To achieve this whiskey is blended malt whiskey from Scotland to that of Japan, which all the whiskey used is at least eighteen years old. The reduction of the percentage of alcohol is done with water which is filtered by a pumice stone. Nose: oak, bread with butter and something grassigs. Taste: orange, black tea, cayenne and brown sugar. Aftertaste: vanilla and delicate smoke.