KUJIRA Ryukyu Whisky 20 Years Old Bourbon Cask
Kujira Ryukyu Whisky is reserved in selected American Kentucky bourbon casks for more than 20 years. It is exceptionally malted, fermented, and distilled by craftsman in the distillery. KUJIRA grain whisky is made from best quality Indica rice and unique Okinawa’s black koji. It has complex aroma and mellow taste, give whisky lovers a different and new concept of single malt whisky.
With 20 years maturing in bourbon casks, Kujira as a single grain whisky made entirely of rice provides a wonderful taste profile that has distinguished itself from its malt counterparts and creates a refreshing choice for spirits lovers.
✔︎ Gold Medal (ISC 2020)
✔︎ Silver 91 pts (IWSC 2020)
✔︎ Double Gold (CWSA 2020 Best Value)
✔︎ Gold Medal (76th WSWA, 2019)
✔︎ 2nd Place 92.2 pts (IWC 2019 Best Japanese Whisky)
✔︎ Finalist (USC, 2019)
✔︎ Scored 93 pts ”As Excellent, Highly Recommended” (USC, 2019)
“Lifted, estery aromas of citrus, cedar and vanilla to a complex, sweet palate of tropical fruit, trinity cream and hops. Intriguing and well balanced.” -Tasting Notes by IWSC 2020
Toasted cereal grains are pleasantly buttery on the nose. Supple and smooth in the mouth, there are notes of salted caramel, pastry crust, and honeyed oats. Flavors of brown butter balance out the sweet grains for a full flavored sip.
Nose: herbs, various plum fruits hint, prune, mint candy.
Palate: balanced light body, sweet, vanilla, spice, smoky woodiness.
Finish: licorice, Japanese pepper, medium finish.
Cask Type: Bourbon Cask
Distillery: Kumesen Distillery
Alcohol Content: 43%