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Japanese Whisky Matsui Shuzo is the top winner in whisky competitions

Learn more about Matsui Shuzo, the Japanese whisky which has just won several awards in Whisky competitions this year.

In this 2019 edition of the San Francisco World Whiskies Awards, the Japanese whisky company Matsui Shuzo was crowned the maximum winner of the competition.

Not only in San Francisco. Matsui Shuzo received the maximum prize of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the International Whisky Competition in the United States and other whisky competitions.

The excellent taste of Matsui Shuzo whiskies received its numerous awards after a blind tasting stage. This award represents the first time that Japanese whisky has received international awards and is the first time they have applied to competitions.

Japanese Whisky Matsui Shuzo is the top winner in whisky competitions

World Whisky Awards Competition

At the 2019 World Whisky Awards, Matsui won with the Kurayoshi whiskies 8 years (winner), 12 years (gold medal) and 18 years (gold medal). All these whiskies belong to the Pure Malt category.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Matsui won with whiskies Kurayoshi; Kurayoshi Sherry Cask; Kurayoshi 8 years old (silver medals) and Kurayoshi 12 years old (gold medal). Other whiskies include Tottori Bourbon Barrel (silver). Matsui Sakura Cask (bronze), Matsui Mizunara Cask (double gold), Matsui The Peated (gold).

International Whisky Competition

Best Japanese whisky with Kurayoshi Sherry Cask in first place, and Kurayoshi 18 years old in third place. Other categories include best ageless whisky, with Kurayoshi Sherry Cask (1), Matsui Sakura Cask (2) and Matsui The Peated (3). Furthermore, the Kurayoshi Sherry Cask won best Japanese Single Malt Whisky. Aditionnally, Kurayoshi 18 years old (2nd) and Kurayoshi 8 years old (3rd).


The Japanese whisky undoubtedly won in other whisky competitions such as the Whiskies of the World (WoW) 2018, thanks to Kurayoshi 12 years in the category of tasting Pure Whisky Malta.


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