Even the most ardent fans of Japanese whisky would be forgiven not to have heard of the Matsui distillery. Located in Tottori, a coastal prefecture on southern Honshu mostly known for its sand dunes, it is also the location of Matsui Breweries, which makes traditional Japanese sake and shochu, as well as whisky. This bottle, the Kurayoshi 12 Year Old Pure malt Whisky is one of the finest things this distillery has produced. We were quite impressed with this new offering, and we bet that you will be as well. And as far as we know, we are the only shop outside of Japan to stock it.
*This particular bottling was produced prior to the introduction of Japanese whisky labeling standards in February 2021.*