Matsui Shuzo was established in 1910 and has been producing shochu every since. The boutique-sized Matsui Distillery is located in Tottori, a coastal prefecture on southern Honshu in the Chūgoku region of Japan. Their whiskies are characterized by the pure underground waters from the Daisen Mountains that they use while aging their product. Malt whiskies from Scotland were sourced and sent to Japan where it was blended with malt whisky from Matsui. This release is aged for a minimum of 12 years.
The aroma of nuts and almonds is followed by a rich malt flavor, hints of vanilla and raisins, with a faint smoky flavor.