Kurayoshi The San-In Blended Japanese Whisky
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • pear
  • dried fruit
  • oatmeal
  • fruit
  • apricot
  • lime
  • zesty
  • lingering
  • rich

The San-In

Kurayoshi Blended Japanese Whisky (0.7l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
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A refreshing masterpiece from the Land of the Rising Sun.

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 Daisenf— 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 Single 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 The San – In Blended Whisky is proof of their endless mastery. A blend of Mitsui’s own Malt and carefully sourced Grain Whiskies, it was aged in white oak barrels. The pure soft spring water from under Mount Daisen makes the fruity flavors even smoother and more mellow, making this a super approachable yet very well-structured Whisky. A Gold medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Gold at the International Spirits Challenge are just proof of our thoughts on paper: that this light and refreshing Whisky is an outstanding example of what modern Japanese Whisky can be.
 

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

Appearance / Color
Light gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Subtle with aromas of poached peached pears, dried peaches, and oatmeal.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Fruity and well-structured with notes of peaches, thyme, apricot, and lime zest.

Finish
Long and lingering.

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