Matsui Kurayoshi Pure Malt /43% – Even the greatest enthusiasts of Japanese whisky may not be familiar with Matsui Shuzo Distillery. Founded in 1910 in Tottori Prefecture on southwestern Honshu, it is part of Matsui Breweries, which makes traditional Japanese sake and shōchu. The company also produces malt whisky under Kurayoshi brand and grain whisky under Tottori nameplate. Little is known about its formula, it comprises malt whiskies sourced from distilleries around Scotland and vatted with Japanese malt whisky. After vatting process is completed the whisky is cut to proof with pure local water filtered thorough volcanic rocks. The Kurayoshi expression presented here is a vatting of whiskies aged for a minimum of 3 years.
Nose: malted barley, vanilla, fresh pastries, grapes, mixed nuts, green tea, touch of mint and oak shavings.
Palate: sweet cereals, vanilla, toffee, walnuts, apples, gooseberries, green oak and hints of hay.
Finish: medium long, smooth, with notes of breakfast cereals, vanilla, hay and oak.
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