Kurayoshi Sherry Cask 8 Year

Blended Malt

Kurayoshi // Multiple Countries

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    3.85
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 15 )

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.The whiskies produced there are characterized by the pure underground waters from the Daisen Mountains that are used while aging. 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 and finishing in sherry casks for a total age statement of eight years. It is non-chillfiltered and no caramel is added.

  • 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
    oak and sherry cask

Tasting Notes

"The sherry influence on this whisky is subtle, but it adds some welcome richness to the fairly light Kurayoshi line. It's still grain-forward and a little briny, but also features layers of leather and dried fruit, and some bright candied orange peel on the finish. By no means a sherry bomb, it has just enough body and sweetness to give it a little depth."

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