THE MATSUI- Single Malt Whisky Mizunara cask is distilled by the Kurayoshi distillery.
Double distilled in pot stills then aged in Mizunara oak casks. Mizunara is known for its rarity and the difficulty to work its tight grain to make barrels. Spirits aged in this type of oak gain unique and original flavors.
Aging takes place in the rural prefecture of Tottori in a very favorable climate for optimal aging. It is then diluted down with high quality natural spring water from nearby Mont Daisen.
Mizunara oak. It has a curious ring to it. Scarcer than European and American oak, and much more expensive, its story is deeply rooted in Japanese history.
Mizunara needs to be around 200 years old before it can be cut and made into casks. When left to mature correctly, a Mizunara-aged whisky offers complex notes of sandalwood, coconut, spice and Japanese incense.