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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
Kujira Ryukyu Whisky
8 year old
Type of cask
Sherry - Bourbon
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.
Blend of grain whiskies distilled in Japan from rice.
Notes of peach, apricot, apple, pear, plum, ...
Notes of undergrowth, humus, bark, oak, resinous, ...
Notes of honey, vanilla, chocolate, caramel / toffee, ...
Your reviews on Kujira 8 year old
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.