Strength: 48% ABV (96 proof). Mash Blend: 100% malted Barley. Region: Japan> Tottori prefecture. Notes: Non-chilled filtered, no color, lightly peated, aged 2yrs in ex-bourbon barrels.
Description: Founded in 1910, Matsui Shuzo is located in the Tottori Prefecture, Northwest of Kyoto and Northeast of Hiroshima, on the shore of the Sea of Japan. Over 14% of the prefecture is a natural park, packed with lush vegetation, rugged coastlines, rivers, and lakes. Matsui Shuzo is historically known in Japan as both a sake brewery and shochu distillery. The barley is sourced from distilleries around Scotland and malted before making their journey to Japan, where Kurayoshi Distillery distill the malted barley, and aged. The whisky is then proofed down with the famously soft ground waters of Tottori Prefecture. All expressions of Kurayoshi are non-chill filtered, with no caramel added, and over 40% ABV. Matsui has proven itself to be masterful in blending and aging whisky with both its Kurayoshi and Tottori collections, and is now stepping confidently into the world of whisky distillation with its single malt collection entitled, “The Matsui”.
Scotch Whisky: Single malts are produced from only water and malted barley at a single distillery by batch distillation in pot stills, the whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years. Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch whisky, expressed in numerical form, must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product.