Japanese Whisky Company Scoops International Awards, Makes Waves in Whisky World

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This year Matsui Shuzo won various top awards at the World Whiskies Awards, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and International Whisky Competition in the US.

Matsui Whisky passed scrupulous blind tastings in prestigious, global competitions which recognize outstanding quality and excellence in whisky.

This is the 1st time that Matsui Shuzo has received international awards, in addition to being first time entrants. The quality of Matsui Shuzo’s craftsmanship and whisky is reflected in these superb results.

Award Names and Recipients

World Whiskies Awards (WWA) 2019

Pure malt whisky in Taste Category
KURAYOSHI AGED 8 YEARS       : Winner
KURAYOSHI AGED 12 YEARS     : Gold
KURAYOSHI AGED 18 YEARS     : Gold

San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SWSC) 2019

Pure malt whisky in Taste Category
KURAYOSHI                                   : Silver
KURAYOSHI SHERRY CASK        : Silver
KURAYOSHI AGED 8 YEARS       : Silver
KURAYOSHI AGED 12 YEARS     : Gold

Blended whisky in Taste Category
TOTTORI BOURBON BARREL   : Silver

Single malt whisky in Taste Category
MATSUI SAKURA CASK               : Bronze
MATSUI MIZUNARA CASK           : Double Gold
MATSUI THE PEATD                    : Gold

Liqueur in Taste Category
WHISKY UMESHU (Plum Liqueur) : Silver
BRANDY UMESHU (Plum Liqueur): Silver

International Whisky Competition (IWC) 2019

Best Japanese Whisky
KURAYOSHI SHERRY CASK        : 1st Place (92.6 pts)
KURAYOSHI AGED 18 YEARS     : 3rd Place (91.6 pts)

Best Japanese Whisky No Age Statement
KURAYOSHI SHERRY CASK        : 1st Place (92.6 pts)
MATSUI SAKURA CASK                : 2nd Place (90.1 pts)
MATSUI THE PEATED                   : 3rd Place (89.9 pts)

Best Single Malt Japanese Whisky
KURAYOSHI SHERRY CASK        : 1st Place (92.6 pts)
KURAYOSHI AGED 18 YEARS     : 2nd Place (91.6 pts)
KURAYOSHI AGED 8 YEARS       : 3rd Place (91 pts)

Whiskies of the World (WoW) 2018

Pure malt whisky in Taste Category
KURAYOSHI AGED 12 YEARS     : Gold

 

 

 

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