Categories: Kujira,Kumesen Distillery,Whisky
This Kujira Ryukyu Whisky is 100% selected rice distilled and matured in first fill bourbon barrels for more than 24 years by Kumesen Shuzo in Okinawa. Okinawa is part of the Ryukyu Islands, which are a chain of subtropical islands located at the southernmost tip of Japan. Kujira Ryukyu Whisky is an utterly unique tropical style Japanese Whisky. Thanks to the island’s warm climate, whisky takes less time to mature and thus has a stronger aroma and a bolder taste.
Kumesen Syuzo has been operational since 1952, and its primary product is Awamori. Back in 1989, though, the distillery started experimenting with whisky making in different oak barrels. In 2018, it introduced its first 20 Year Old Ryukyu Whisky aged in bourbon cask also known as Kujira Ryukyu whisky. This small batch Kujira Ryukyu Whisky is matured in bourbon barrel for more than 24 years which is 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.