Kurayoshi Sherry Cask

Blended Malt

Kurayoshi // Multiple Countries

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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. 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 oak for three years and finishing in sherry casks.

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  • 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
    finished in sherry

Tasting Notes

"A whiff of bubblegum on the nose comes off this young, light whisky. It's light on the palate, with notes of lemon zest, marshmallow, and strawberry, with a bright acidity. The finish fades quickly, leaving just a hint of malt. For the price many Japanese whiskeys are fetching now, it may leave one wanting more."

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