Tag: matsui shuzo

New umeshus from Matsui Whisky and White Oak

New umeshus from Matsui Whisky and White Oak

Both companies have announced new umeshus over the past couple weeks, so let’s have a look at all of them at once! Great to see more Japanese whisky makers get into umeshu. Matsui Umeshu with Whisky Matsui Umeshu with Brandy What’s interesting about the Matsui […]

The Matsui Mizunara Cask wins Double Gold at SFWSC 2019

The Matsui Mizunara Cask wins Double Gold at SFWSC 2019

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the largest such competition in the world. In past years, we’ve seen several now iconic Japanese whiskies such as Yamazaki 18 and Fuji Gotemba Blender’s Choice get decorated with some of the highest honors. Now another Japanese whisky […]

Review: The Matsui Single Malt Japanese Whisky Sakura Cask

Review: The Matsui Single Malt Japanese Whisky Sakura Cask

Here it is. One of the first whiskies from the notorious Matsui Shuzo that is–allegedly–actual Japanese whisky! I wrote a whole lot of words about Matsui Shuzo’s phantom Kurayoshi Distillery last year. To briefly summarize: they have historically been pretty deceptive and confrontational, and tend […]

Matsui Shuzo and the phantom Kurayoshi Distillery

Matsui Shuzo and the phantom Kurayoshi Distillery

Any regular drinker of Japanese whisky has heard about them. The infamous Matsui Shuzo. They’re behind the highly controversial Kurayoshi and Tottori brands of “Japanese whisky.” Japanese whisky is a term we must put in quotes when talking about this particular company. Why? At least […]