Kujira Ryukyu INARI Japanese Rice Whisky
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • apple
  • pear
  • tropical
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • oak
  • figs
  • nutty
  • butterscotch

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Kujira Ryukyu INARI Japanese Rice Whisky (0.7l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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We call it the God of Japanese Rice Whisky.

The Kumesen Distillery — Kumesen Syuzo — was founded in Okinawa, Japan, in 1952. Their first product was Awamori — a Shochu beverage distilled from special Indica rice and served at 30-40% ABV. Then in 1989 they began to age their Awamori in oak casks, creating a rice-based Whiskey. The products are exceptionally popular in the Japanese islands and the rich flavors of their signature Spirits are building a global fan base.

INARI was the god of rice in Japanese mythology and INARI is a fitting name for this fantastic KUJIRA Ryukyu Whisky. Pretty obvious as to why: it was distilled from 100% Indica rice and mashed with “black koji”, which is a special type of koji that can only be found in Okinawa. After aging in white oak casks, only the finest casks are hand-picked to deliver the ideal balance of delicate oak notes, figs, nuts, and butterscotch on the palate. A beautifully layered Whisky that brings you joy after each sip.
 

*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Orange gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Aromas of apples, pears, tropical fruits, and hints of spices.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Well-balanced and distinct with delicate oak notes, figs, nuts, and butterscotch.

Finish
Sweet, long, and pleasantly fruity.

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  • apple
  • pear
  • tropical
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • oak
  • figs
  • nutty
  • butterscotch
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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!
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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!
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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