Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky

Blended Malt

Kurayoshi // Multiple Countries

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    3.11
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 11 )

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 whisky from Scottish distilleries were sourced and transferred to Japan where it was blended with malt whisky distilled at Masui. It's aged for a minimum of three years in ex-bourbon casks.

  • age
    NAS
  • 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 Kurayoshi's entry level malt whiskey. It's light and approachable, with a cereal backbone accented by honey, fresh pear, and jasmine. The whisky dries out on the finish, leaving a bit of salt and grain. Though not the most complex whisky, it's easy to enjoy for casual drinking."

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