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.
To be clear, Matsui Shuzo is known in Japan as both a sake brewery and shochu distillery. While the juice in Kurayoshi is 100% malted barley, the spirits themselves have been sourced from distilleries around Scotland before making their journey to Japan, where they are blended with Japanese-distilled malted barley then aged (3-18 years). 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.
The Tottori Blended Whisky is a Japanese Whiskey produced by the Matsui Distillery. It expresses the competence and consistency of over 100 years of Matsui Distillery in the art of aging and spirits blending. Aged 3 years in toasted oak barrels. For a more authentic, pure and unique taste it has not been cold filtered.
The Tottori Blend Aged Bourbon Whisky is a Japanese Whiskey produced by the Matsui Distillery. This blend, composed of several Japanese whiskeys, has the distinction of being aged in Bourbon barrels for 3 years. The Boubon barrels help to bring out all the aromas of the American oak. Not cold filtered.