Kujira Ryukyu 30 Year Old Single Grain Whisky
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Kujira Ryukyu 30 Year Old Single Grain Whisky (0.75l, 43%)

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In 1989, a number of Okinawa craftsmen set out to create the finest Whisky ever to emerge from their peaceful island just south of Japan. Every choice carefully weighted upon, every ex-Bourbon, Sherry, and Virgin White Oak barrel hand-selected with the absolute pleasure of the drinker in mind. The tropical climate with its all-year-round warm and humid weather worked its magic. In 2019, after 30 years of maturation, it was time to shine. The special juice was presented as Kujira Ryukyu 30 Year Single Grain Whisky.

And by single grain, they mean rice. Indeed, this very unique Spirit was distilled from 100% premium Indica rice, leaving distinct notes of ripe berries, dried persimmons, caramel pudding, and sugar, while wood tannins from the long maturation bring the puckery sourness of Chinese herbs, and the finish leaves a pleasantly strong flavor and long-lasting sweetness. Bottled at 86 proof (43% ABV), this is a full-bodied and smooth masterpiece that has Japanese islands written all over it.
 

*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.

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The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
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The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
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