Kujira 8 year old

Ryukyu Whisky - 43 % - 50 cl

Kujira 8 Year Old is a creation of the historic Shinzato Shuzo distillery located in southern Japan in the tropical archipelago of Okinawa formerly known as the Ryukyu Kingdom.

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Kujira 8 years is a creation of the historical distillery Shinzato Shuzo located in the south of Japan in the tropical archipelago of Okinawa formerly called kingdom of Ryukyu.

This single grain has the originality to be elaborated from 100% of long indica rice fermented with both yeasts like whisky, and a variety of black Koji, unique to the Okinawa islands, then distilled according to the ancestral manufacturing method inherited from awamori, the traditional spirit of the region.

Distilled, aged and bottled in Japan, Kujira Whisky is a blend of single grains aged for 8 years in Sherry and Bourbon casks under a subtropical climate whose influence is clearly expressed through a remarkably light, refreshing and balanced tasting profile.

On the nose, herbaceous, fruity (plum) and gourmand (mint) notes first reveal themselves, followed by the sweetness of vanilla aromas and the strength of spicy, woody and slightly smoky aromas. In the finish, it is the refreshing side of mint and Japanese pepper that accompanies the end of the tasting of Kujira 8 years.

Both whisky and awamori, single grain rice whiskies also called Ryukyu whiskies, represent an enriching blend of age-old know-how.


Details Kujira 8 year old


Ryukyu Whisky


Kujira Ryukyu Whisky






43 %


50 cl


8 year old

Type of cask

Sherry - Bourbon


Small Batch


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.

Yellow fruits

Yellow fruits

Notes of peach, apricot, apple, pear, plum, ...



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



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

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Michele H. published the 04/11/2023 following an order made on 25/10/2023


Je le connaissais déjà. Ravie de l'efficacité du site.

Anonymous customer published the 18/11/2021 following an order made on 05/11/2021


un pur bonheur

Anonymous customer published the 13/07/2021 following an order made on 03/07/2021


De fles ziet er mooi uit en even afwachten hoe hij smaakt.