Kujira 8 Years Old
The Kumesen Distillery — Kumesen Syuzo — was founded in Okinawa, Japan, in 1952. Their first product was Awamori — a beverage distilled from special Indica rice and served at 30-40% ABV. Then in 1989 they began to age their Awamori in oak casks, creating a rice-based Whiskey. The products are exceptionally popular in the Japanese islands and the rich flavor of their products are building a global fan base.
The aroma is balanced with an oak foundation under vanilla and stewed plums.The palate leads with dried raisins, cherries, and cranberries and blooms with notes of caramel and a light oak spice.