Kurayoshi 12 Year Pure Malt Whisky

Blended Malt

Kurayoshi // Multiple Countries

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  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    4.1
    4 out of 5 stars
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Matsui Shuzo was established in 1910 and has been producing shochu every since. The boutique-sized Matsui Distillery is located in Tottori, a coastal prefecture on southern Honshu in the Chūgoku region of Japan.Their whiskies are characterized by the pure underground waters from the Daisen Mountains that they use while aging their product. Malt whiskies from Scotland were sourced and sent to Japan where it was blended with malt whisky from Matsui. This release is aged for a minimum of 12 years.

  • age
    12 Year
  • abv
    46.0
  • Blended Malt
    Comprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"The 12 year release could make a claim for being the best-balanced whisky in the Kurayoshi line. It's heavier in body, with notes of vanilla and hazelnut resting comfortably alongside the whisky's notable brininess. On the finish, a subtle smokiness lingers. If there's one to try in the in the Kurayoshi line, this may be it."

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