Matsui Shuzo &

Matsui Shuzo 'The Kurayoshi' 12 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
(Japan) - [USC 95] [IWSC 93]

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About the Whisky:
The rich aroma of fragrant mixed nuts, including almonds and the heavy malt aroma, spread throughout the mouth, giving a sense of the long-term maturation of over 12 years. Good vanilla and raisins with faint smokiness is felt. The long term aging give an outstanding balance of tart and sweet. A soft and smooth finish remains.
46% ABV

Matsui Shuzou was founded in 1910 and is located in the Tottori Prefecture northwest of Kyoto on the shore of the Sea of Japan. Fresh ground water from the Tottori prefecture wilderness is a blessing from the earth and is used to bring the Kurayoshi Whisky to proof. It is a very tasty, mellow characteristic of whisky deserving of the name Kurayoshi, the city of water and green. Tottori is known for its soft mineral water and abundance of nature. Over 14% of the total land area of the prefecture is designated as Natural Park.


95 Points, Finalist - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2023

"Radiating brightness, this exceptional whisky delights with stunning aromas of coriander, orange zest, tobacco, and honey. The sultry and smooth palate unveils sumptuous stone fruit flavors, adorned with hints of brown sugar-crusted cherries. This whisky captivates the senses with its remarkable character and allure."

93 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2023

"A gorgeous medley of fruitcake aromas of raisins, sultanas, marzipan and candied orange peel lingers onto the palate alongside subtle vanilla and warming allspice, underpinned by dry, spicy black pepper."

Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2022

Best Japanese Whisky - Intl Whisky Competition 2020

Best Japanese Blended Malt 12 Years Old - World Whiskies Awards 2021

Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2021
"This is airily fruity, with a greater emphasis on red fruits: strawberry jam, red apple, and red currant. With greater age, the five-spice and ground ginger are dialed up a couple of notches. A thick, jammy texture with flavors of red apple, malt, peppercorn, and chili flakes, glimpses of chocolate and cocoa, though the spices slacken with dilution. Finish of ground coffee, cooking chocolate, and fading spice." - Whisky Advocate