Matsui Whisky

Founded in 1910, Matsui Shuzo is located in the Tottori Prefecture, Northwest of Kyoto and Northeast of Hiroshima, on the shore of the Sea of Japan.  Over 14% of the prefecture is a Natural park, packed with lush vegetation, rugged coastlines, rivers, and lakes.

To be clear, Matsui Shuzo is known in Japan as both a sake brewery and shochu distillery.  While the juice in Kurayoshi is 100% malted barley, the spirits themselves have been sourced from distilleries around Scotland before making their journey to Japan, where they are blended with Japanese-distilled malted barley then aged (3-18 years). The whisky is then proofed down with the famously soft ground waters of Tottori Prefecture.   All expressions of Kurayoshi are non-chill filtered, with no caramel added, and over 40% ABV.


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