Kurayoshi 12 Year Pure Malt Whisky (Japan) [IWSC 93]

Kurayoshi 12 Year Pure Malt Whisky
(Japan) [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

Kurayoshi:
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.

Awards/Reviews:

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

93 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2021

"Aromas of honey and baking spices, which a dense fruit palate. Ripe berries, cooked apple and plum flavors are balanced beautifully with pastry notes."

91 Points, Excellent/Highly Recommended - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2022

"Deep characters of dried and stewed fruits such as raisin, and plum meld with pronounced aromas of toasted almond, sobacha (roasted buckwheat tea). There is a particular savory quality to the malt whiskey, having an umami quality similar to roasted shiitake mushroom and grilled Unagi (fresh water eel)."

"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