Kurayoshi Pure Malt 18 Year

Blended Malt

Kurayoshi // Multiple Countries


community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 29 )

Released April 2016, this whisky is the product of the Matsui Distillery in southern Honshu. A long-time producer of sake and shochu, Matsui entered the whisky market with only a few labels available in Japan and with almost no stock destined for the international market. This is a blended malt using sourced Scottish single malts and Japanese single malts. Bottled at 50% ABV.

  • age
    18 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • 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

"Kurayoshi's 18 year single malt is light and briny, a pale whisky with some maritime character. A touch of honey and a tannic woodiness come through on the finish. It's a fine whisky, but one expects more from a malt in this price range, and this may leave one wanting."

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