MASAHIRO Pure Malt Whisky
Masahiro Distillery was founded in 1883 by Shobun Higa, whose father Shozoku Higa was the Master Chef for the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom. With the help of Shozoku Higa’s reputation and connections, the distillery was awarded the license to make the traditional Okinawan spirit ‘awamori’ and has since established itself as one of the oldest and largest distilleries in Okinawa. Shozoku’s passion for cuisine can be found alive and well today in Masahiro Distillery’s company philosophy for producing only the best liquors.
Enhancing tradition with modern business philosophy, Masahiro Distillery is the first Okinawan distillery to be certified for ISO 9001 (the international standard for a quality management system), while its scenic environs have attracted tourists and spirit enthusiasts alike. In 2018, the eighth-generation owner Masayasu Higa successfully launched Okinawa Gin, their first foray into craft whisky and the start of their ambition to become one of the top global producers of premium whisky.
Masahiro Pure Malt Whisky blends Pure Malt which are aged in Old Sherry butt and Bourbon casks for more than three years and then aged in Jack Daniel’s first fill Bourbon barrel for at least half a year.
✔︎ Bronze (World Whisky Awards, 2022)
✔︎ Gold Medal (San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021)
Nose: Aromas of citrus, pineapple, banana, and other tropical fruit, with a mellow sweet vanilla ice cream flavor. Sweet and balanced.
Taste: A light body and a delicate malt, with a hint of ginger juice and white woody flavor.
Finish: A short finish of mellow sweetness followed by a lingering spicy taste.
Distillery: Masahiro Distillery
Alcohol Content: 43%
Volume: 300mL & 700mL