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 Pure Malt 18 Year Old is the finest thing this distillery has produced as of now. Released in April 2016, it has gained attention in Japan, as ji-whisky makers tend to be far more modest when it comes to ageing than Matsui is.
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, and as there is only one bottle in stock, you better hurry up before it’s too late!