Kurayoshi, Pure Malt (700ml)
Kurayoshi, Pure Malt
A blended malt from little-known Japanese whisky producer, Matsui Shuzou.
It's made with whiskies sourced from Scottish distilleries, blended with Japanese whisky and volcanic-stone-filtered water.
The distillery is located in the Tottori Prefecture, the least populous prefecture in Japan, well-known for its sand dunes.
Nose: Sweet oak and honey, with a hint of earthy peat.
Palate: Sherried malt comes through first with notes of raisin and cinnamon, shortly followed by toasted nuts and vanilla pod.
Finish: Touches of fresh fruit sharpness and floral barley.