Diving into the Depths of Kujira Whisky: A Symphony of Japanese Craftsmanship and Flavour.
Kujira Japanese Whisky: A Symphony of Japanese Craftsmanship and Flavour.
Japanese whisky unfolds as a harmonious reflection of Scotch, blending a rich tapestry of flavours and distinctive for its experimentation, constant refinement and the fact that it resists conformity.
Embark on a journey as we unveil the mystique behind Kujira Whisky—a Japanese treasure echoing the spirit of the whale, symbolizing liberty, generosity, and peace. Rooted in the traditions of Ryukyu and Okinawa, where the whale reigns as the guardian of nature, Kujira Whisky invites you to savour moments of magnificence and serenity akin to the tranquil embrace of Okinawa's nature.
Masahiro Distillery: An Ode to Tradition and Excellence
The Magnificence Unveiled
Kujira Ryukyu Whisky, a novel spirit, is the brainchild of Masataka Higa, the 8th generation owner. This venture into premium whisky crafting commenced in 2018, marking a glorious chapter in Masahiro Distillery's 140-year history. Using Indica rice and the distinctive black koji, Kujira Whisky undergoes meticulous processes of saccharification, fermentation, and distillation. Aged in oak barrels, it emerges as a uniquely deep amber-coloured whisky, showcasing complexity and character.
Kujira 10 Years Old: A Harmonious Symphony of Decadence and Craftsmanship
Kujira 10 Years Old stands as a beacon of refinement. Distilled with precision from the aforementioned 100% premium Indica rice, this expression is not just a whisky; it is a meticulously crafted testament to the art of the distiller's craft.
Upon uncorking, a symphony of honey and brown sugar dance elegantly, intertwining with subtle spices and the soft embrace of oaky aromas. The initial aromatic encounter is a prelude to the sensory delight that follows.
The grand finale is nothing short of remarkable, with a delicate bitterness adding nuance to the lingering spice sweetness. It's a conclusion that resonates, leaving an indelible impression of the whisky's intricacy.
Kujira 15 Years Old: An Ode to Time's Transformative Magic
As we transition to Kujira 15 Years Old, the journey deepens, and elegance continues to unfold with a drop that has been distilled in traditional pot stills before it matured in sherry, bourbon and American white oak casks.
As the elixir graces the top of the mouth, delicate oaks weave seamlessly with figs, nuts, and a hint of butterscotch. The taste experience meanders through layers of sophistication, where each element contributes to a harmonious whole. The well-calibrated maturation in different cask gives Kujira 15 years old its intricate taste and silky texture.
Cheers to the legacy of Masahiro Distillery!
Words by AW.