Kujira 20 year old

Ryukyu Whisky - 43 % - 70 cl

Distilled, aged and bottled in Japan, Kujira 20 Year Old is a creation of the Kumesen Syuzo distillery located in southern Japan in the tropical archipelago of Okinawa formerly called the Ryukyu Kingdom

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Distilled, aged and bottled in Japan, Kujira 20 Year Old is a creation of the Kumesen Shuzo distillery located in the south of Japan in the tropical archipelago of Okinawa, formerly known as the kingdom of Ryukyu.

Both whisky and awamori, the single grain rice whiskies, also called Ryukyu whiskies, represent an enriching blend of age-old know-how. Kujira is a blend of single grains aged for 20 years in Bourbon casks only, under a subtropical climate whose influence is expressed through a deep and complex tasting profile.

This complexity is fully expressed on the nose with fruity notes of plum, oak and the greed of vanilla notes. During the tasting, a multitude of fruity and dried fruit aromas enrich its aromatic palette until the rather spicy finish with notes of licorice and vanilla.

The originality of this single grain is that it is made from 100% indica long grain rice fermented with yeast like whisky and black Koji, a variety unique to the Okinawa islands, and distilled in traditional stills according to the production method inherited from awamori, the traditional spirit of the region.

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Details Kujira 20 year old


Ryukyu Whisky


Kujira Ryukyu Whisky






43 %


70 cl


20 year old

Type of cask



No peated



Rice variety



Cardboard case

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The brand

The brand Kujira Whisky

Pioneer of a new kind of whisky, Kujira innovates in grain whiskies by exploiting a cereal hitherto unused for whisky and more traditionally associated with other Japanese spirits. 

Grain whiskies made from rice, these whiskies also called Ryukyu whiskies from the name of the ancient kingdom of Okinawa, draw their roots from the ancestral know-how of Okinawa distilleries in the production of Awamori.

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Rice whisky

Rice whisky

Blend of grain whiskies distilled in Japan from rice.



Notes of undergrowth, humus, bark, oak, resinous, ...



Notes of honey, vanilla, chocolate, caramel / toffee, ...

Dried fruits

Dried fruits

Notes of Sherry, dried fig, prune, candied fruits, ...

Our tasting experience of Kujira 20 year old.

Kujira 20 years old is made from rice but displays an aromatic universe very close to the more classical single grains made from corn and other grains. This atypical premium whisky reveals a light nose with floral notes of lilac and wisteria, greedy notes of marzipan, a minty freshness and some woody touches of oak. When tasted, the attack in the mouth is rather sweet and fruity with aromas of fruit pastes and rice pudding, to which caramel and vanilla aromas typical of grain whiskies are added. The classic and balanced finish confirms the gourmet spirit of Kujira 20 Years Old with the sweetness of fruity notes such as cherry and almond.