Matsui Awards

2021 International Whisky Competition:

Matsui Pure Malt Whisky The Kurayoshi 18 Years – Best Japanese Whisky, Best Pure Malt Japanese Whisky, Best Japanese Whisky 18 Year Old, 91.77 Pts
Matsui Single Malt Whisky The Matsui Mizunara Cask – Best Japanese Whisky NAS (No Age Statement), 91.17 Pts
Matsui Blended Whisky The San-in Bourbon Barrel – 90.67 Pts
Matsui Pure Malt Whisky The Kurayoshi 12 Years – Best Japanese Whisky 12 Year Old, 90.67 Pts

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

93 points Matsui Sakura Single Malt

93 points Matsui The Peated Single Malt

93 points Matsui Mizunara Single Malt

93 points Kurayoshi Sherry Single Cask

91 points Kurayoshi Pure Malt

91 points Kurayoshi 8 yo

91 points Kurayoshi 12 yo

92 points Kurayoshi 18 yo

2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:

Gold – Kurayoshi Pure Malt
Gold – Kurayoshi Sherry Cask
Gold – Kurayoshi 8 yr
Gold – Kurayoshi 12 yr
Double Gold – Kurayoshi 18 yr
Gold – Tottori Blended

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 Results:
Matsui Pure Malt Whisky The Kurayoshi 12 yr – Gold Medal
Matsui Blended Japanese Whisky San In – Gold Medal
Matsui Single Malt Whisky The Peated – Gold Medal
Matsui Pure Malt Whisky The Kurayoshi 8 yr – Double Gold Medal
2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Results
Matsui Mizunara Single Malt – 97 points – Chairman’s Trophy – Top 100 Spirits
Matsui Sakura Cask Single Malt – 94 Points – Finalist
Tottori Blended Japanese Whisky – 93 Points – Finalist
Tottori Ex-Bourbon Barrel – 92 Points – Finalist
International Spirits Challenge 2020 

Japanese Malts No Age Statement – The Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky Sherry Cask – Gold

Japanese Malts 12 years old and under – The Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky Aged 8 Years – Gold

Japanese Malts 12 years old and under – The Kurayoshi Pure Malt Whisky Aged 12 Years – Gold

2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Results:

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, Matsui Mizunara Cask Single Malt Japanese Whisky, Tottori, Japan [48%]  

GOLD MEDAL, Matsui The Peated Single Malt Japanese Whisky, Tottori, Japan [48%] 

GOLD MEDAL, Matsui The Kurayoshi Aged 12 Years Pure Malt Whisky, Tottori, Japan [46%] 

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2019:

95 Finalist – The Matsui Mizunara Cask Single Malt Japanese Whisky, 48% abv

94 Finalist – Kurayoshi Sherry Cask Malt Whisky, 46% abv

94 – Finalist | Great Value – The Tottori Blended Japanese Whisky, 43% abv

93 – Finalist | Great Value – The Tottori Aged in Bourbon Barrel Blended Japanese Whisky, 43% abv

93 – Finalist – Kurayoshi 12 Years Old Malt Whisky, 46% abv

93 – Finalist – Kurayoshi 8 Years Old Malt Whisky, 46% abv

90 – The Matsui Sakura Cask Single Malt Japanese Whisky, 48% abv

2019 International Whisky Competition:

Kurayoshi Sherry Cask (92.6 Points) 
• 1st Place / Gold: Best Japanese Whisky 
• 1st Place / Gold: Best Japanese Whisky NAS
• 1st Place / Gold: Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

Kurayoshi 18 Year Old (91.6 Points)  

The Matsui Sakura Cask (90.1 Points) 

92 pts. Whisky Advocate for Matsui Single Malt The Peated

WoW 2018: GOLD in the category of Malt Non-Bourbon Cask for Kurayoshi 12 year