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Founded in 1910, Matsui Shuzou Distillery sits just northwest of Kyoto, facing the Sea of Japan in the Tottori Prefecture. This distillery is directly within sight of Mount Daisen — a volcanic peak rising more than a mile above the surrounding fertile plains. This volcanic environment has a spring water source used to distill their Sake, Shōchū, and Whisky and bring it to proof. This distinctive water has filtered through the volcanic stone for eons — resulting in an incredibly pure, distinctive soft mineral composition.
The Matsui Shuzou Distillery produces some highly regarded whiskies— including some single malts under the Kurayoshi brand as well as five-grain whiskies under their Tottori label. Matsui The Peated is a unique Japanese peated single malt distilled in the modern Kurayoshi Distillery owned by Matsui. Bottled at 48% ABV, this peated single malt can compete with the best single malts from Islay, awarded 87 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, receiving a Strong Recommendation.
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About Japanese Whisky
Although maybe not be the first Spirit you would think of when Japan is mentioned; the Japanese make one of the best types of whisky in the world. It’s heavily influenced by scotch but with smoother and delicate notes.
The history of the Japanese whisky is not even a century old, but in this short time, the Japanese blended and single malts have taken over the world by storm and can easily go against their whisk(e)y counterparts from across the globe.
Notes of granola clusters on the nose, followed by savory peat, and subtle smoke. The palate is peated with flavors of creamy toffee, apples, sea spray, and a hint of ash. The finish is lingering and smoky with a hint of brine.