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Kujira Ryukyu Whisky

Kujira Ryukyu Whisky

Size: 0,75 l
(40.0% ABV)
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  • BrandKUJIRA
  • CategoryJapanese Whisky
  • CountryJapan
  • DistilleryShinzato Shuzo
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol40.0%
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The Awamori/Shochu Spirit at the foundation of the Ryukyu line of Spirits with a smooth character and clean finish.

The Kumesen Distillery — Kumesen Syuzo — was founded in Okinawa, Japan, in 1952. Their first product was Awamori — a Shochu beverage distilled from special Indica rice and served at 30-40% ABV. Then in 1989 they began to age their Awamori in oak casks, creating a rice-based Whiskey. The products are exceptionally popular in the Japanese islands and the rich flavors of their signature Spirits are building a global fan base.

Kujira Ryukyu Whisky is the core, rice-based Whiskey that leads off the line-up. Although officially a "non-age statement" dram, the distillery declares that it has been aged in new, virgin white oak for more than three years. The warm, sub-tropical climate of the islands means that Whiskies mature faster. And since the casks are new, they easily deliver a ton of flavor to the party.

Smartass Corner #1:
Awamori — the base Spirit — gets its name from the fermentation process. The word translates loosely as "rising swelling bubbles" and the fermentation is started with black koji from Okinawa.

Smartass Corner #2:
The "Ryukyu" line of Whiskies from Kumesen Syuzo gets its name from the Japanese island chain stretching southwest toward Taiwan from mainland Japan. This chain includes hundreds of islands from small coral atolls to large mountainous islands, the largest of which is Okinawa.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • toffee toffee
  • jasmine jasmine
  • sweet sweet
  • oak oak
  • vanilla vanilla
  • pear pear
  • brine brine
  • caramel caramel
  • fruit fruit
Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you will detect plenty of oak with vanilla, pear, and a hint of the sea.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is smooth and sharp at the same time with notes of toffee and jasmine.

Finish
The finish is lightly sweet and clean.

About

The Awamori/Shochu Spirit at the foundation of the Ryukyu line of Spirits with a smooth character and clean finish.

The Kumesen Distillery — Kumesen Syuzo — was founded in Okinawa, Japan, in 1952. Their first product was Awamori — a Shochu beverage distilled from special Indica rice and served at 30-40% ABV. Then in 1989 they began to age their Awamori in oak casks, creating a rice-based Whiskey. The products are exceptionally popular in the Japanese islands and the rich flavors of their signature Spirits are building a global fan base.

Kujira Ryukyu Whisky is the core, rice-based Whiskey that leads off the line-up. Although officially a "non-age statement" dram, the distillery declares that it has been aged in new, virgin white oak for more than three years. The warm, sub-tropical climate of the islands means that Whiskies mature faster. And since the casks are new, they easily deliver a ton of flavor to the party.

Smartass Corner #1:
Awamori — the base Spirit — gets its name from the fermentation process. The word translates loosely as "rising swelling bubbles" and the fermentation is started with black koji from Okinawa.

Smartass Corner #2:
The "Ryukyu" line of Whiskies from Kumesen Syuzo gets its name from the Japanese island chain stretching southwest toward Taiwan from mainland Japan. This chain includes hundreds of islands from small coral atolls to large mountainous islands, the largest of which is Okinawa.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • toffee toffee
  • jasmine jasmine
  • sweet sweet
  • oak oak
  • vanilla vanilla
  • pear pear
  • brine brine
  • caramel caramel
  • fruit fruit
Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you will detect plenty of oak with vanilla, pear, and a hint of the sea.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is smooth and sharp at the same time with notes of toffee and jasmine.

Finish
The finish is lightly sweet and clean.