TheWhiskeyRecord - Annual Whiskey Awards 2020 - World Whiskey Gold Medal

We are proud to announce the Kurayoshi 12 Year Old from Matsui Distillery as  TheWhiskeyRecord World Whiskey Gold Medal winner for 2020.

The Matsui distillery located on the Tottori Prefecture has developed an intriguing range. These whiskies are made with malts sources from Scotland, then blended with Japanese whisky and volcanic-rock-filtered water. Our favourite is the 12 Year Old aged in ex-bourbon white oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

ABV - 43%


Vanilla toffee, sultanas, and toasted wood with a hint of tart cherry.


Malt, almond, lemongrass & orange peel.


Light and slightly smoky

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