Kurayoshi Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky

Matsui Shuzo Kurayoshi Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 43%)


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A lighter, fresher, citrus-forward Malt.

Matsui Shuzo Distillery was founded in 1910 northwest of Kyoto on the facing the Sea of Japan in Tottori Prefecture. Importantly, the distillery is within sight of Mount Daisen — a volcanic peak rising more than a mile above the surrounding fertile plains. This is significant because the spring water used to distill their Sake, Shōchū, and Whisky and bring it to proof has filtered through volcanic stone for eons — resulting in significant purity and a unique, soft mineral composition.

The Matsui Shuzo Distillery keeps a low profile. It’s almost enigmatic with no visitor center or direct sales. But the line Whiskies that comes out of their warehouses are very highly regarded — including ten Malts under the Kurayoshi brand and five grain Whiskies under their Tottori nameplate. All of them very popular with the discriminating dram-lovers across the Land of the Rising Sun.

Kurayoshi Sherry Cask Pure Malt is the second of the two Sherry-influenced Malts in the Kurayoshi portfolio. But this one is younger — aging approximately three years before finishing in Sherry casks. Best Part? It's a 100% malted barley Whisky, sourced from distilleries around Scotland, before making their way to Japan, where it is blended with Japanese Whisky, aged and cut to proof with the legenary volcanic stone filtered waters of Tottori Prefecture. This means that the flavor profile is very similar to its older sibling, but with the brighter, more youthful zest that you would expect in this age-range. This brings out more herbal and citrus notes while maintaining a nice complexity. The real surprise is how well it pairs with food. Think of it like a “white Wine of Whisky” and enjoy.

Kanpai!


Smartass corner:
Mount Daisen is regarded by some ancient religious sects in Japan as a holy mountain — including the syncretic Shugendō faith of “the path of training and testing.
  • Category
  • Style
    Pure Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Tottori Prefecture
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    Around 3 Year Old
  • Maturation
    White oak and finished in Sherry cask

Flavour Spiral™

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sherry
zesty
citrus zest
mineral
herbs
berries
lemon
grassy
strawberry
What does Kurayoshi Sherry Cask Pure Malt Whisky taste like?

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Smartass
Corner
Japanese single malts, like Scottish, are double distilled in pot stills while grain Whiskies in column stills.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light amber. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Balanced with berry, lemon grass, and dark chocolate. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Citrus zest and field greens on the front palate with Sherry and young strawberries on the back. 

Finish
Medium length and lightly tart. 
Ratings & Reviews
Jim
Jim,
Nice balance of sweetness. Robust mouth feel. A little zing on the back.
 
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