The Kurayoshi Sherry Cask Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)
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The Kurayoshi Sherry Cask Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)

JAPAN
$149. 99 Bottle
$1799.88 Dozen
ABV: 43%

Produced in runs of around 1500 bottles, this sherry matured Matsui comes with very positive reviews from several quarters.

Other reviews... a plodding nose, but safe and secure with light grape and toffee on nodding terms; very young barley and toffee hold court until spice and dried plum notes begin to find their home; an unusual finale with an intense dryness at odds with the chest beating muscovado sugars; chewy and sticky, the youthfulness of this vatted malt is overcome by the intensity and richness of the malt and dark sugars. A complex, pleasing experience. 90.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2022

...Showing a soaring nose of baked cereal grains, warmed yellow plum skin, smoked sea salt, and wet stone. Big cask influence creates flavors of almond skin, toasted marshmallow, hazelnut, and a lingering finish of ripe pear. 93 points - Excellent / Highly Recommended - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021