Matsui Single Malt The Peated 750ml

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  • Overview
  • This Single malt distilled from heavily peated barley at the Kurayoshi Distillery is matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and then transferred to Bourbon barrels. Un-chillfiltered, Natural Color.
    48% abv
Brand Matsui
Region Japan
Spirits Type Scotch
Spirits Style Single Malt
ABV 48%

Product details

The young single malt coming from the controversial Kurayoshi Distillery in Tottori prefecture is the first release stateside distilled at the Matsui Shuzo plant founded in 1910. The distillery, which began distilling in 2017, is located Northwest of Kyoto on the shores of the sea of japan. The water source for Matsui Distillery is a natural aquifer fed by snowfall on Mt Daisen, Japan's 3rd largest mountain, contributing naturally pure, soft water. The climate in Tottori prefecture varies between icy winters and hot, humid summers. Matsui runs a 5000 liter copper pot wash still and 3 small copper pot spirit stills. Production is close to 75k liters annually. All their whiskies begin maturation in ex-bourbon barrels and the Peated is no different. The youth of the whiskies is undeniable, but there's no question that Matsui is producing a high quality spirit, which will continue to improve as stocks age. Packing a potent peat punch, this bottling leaves a hale and hearty aftertaste, even among Matsui whiskies. Katsushika Hokusai's "The Great Wave" adorns the front label and is meant to exemplify the power, yet overt aesthetic pleasure of this young smokey whisky.

From the Kurayoshi Distillery, Peated

Founded in 1910, Matsui Shuzou Distillery sits just northwest of Kyoto, facing the Sea of Japan in the Tottori Prefecture. This distillery is directly within sight of Mount Daisen — a volcanic peak rising more than a mile above the surrounding fertile plains. This volcanic environment has a spring water source used to distill their Sake, Shōchū, and Whisky and bring it to proof. This distinctive water has filtered through the volcanic stone for eons — resulting in an incredibly pure, distinctive soft mineral composition.

The Matsui Shuzou Distillery produces some highly regarded whiskies— including some single malts under the Kurayoshi brand as well as five-grain whiskies under their Tottori label. Matsui The Peated is a unique Japanese peated single malt distilled in the modern Kurayoshi Distillery owned by Matsui. Bottled at 48% ABV, this peated single malt can compete with the best single malts from Islay.