Kurayoshi 8 Year

Blended Malt

Kurayoshi // Multiple Countries

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.32
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 7 )

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. This is a 100% malt whisky, but the whisky was sourced from distilleries in Scotland before being blended with malt whisky from Japan. This Kurayoshi whisky is bottled after maturing in ex-bourbon barrels for eight years.

  • age
    8 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
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"This is a light, grain-forward whisky, enjoyable albeit mild in flavor. Expect notes of cereal on the nose, with lemon zest, elderflower, and pear on the palate, and a light graininess lingering on the finish."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet