Press Release

Matsui Brady Umeshu awarded “Chairman’s Trophy” with 95 points at the USC 2020


Matsui Brandy Umeshu (Plum liqueur made with Brandy) was awarded the “Chairman’s Trophy” and was also recognized in the TOP 100, scoring 95 points out of a possible 100 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2020.





Ultimate Spirits Challenge, which took place throughout June and July in NY this year, is now one of the most respected spirits competitions. Each product is tasted blind and rated by 100-point scale by judges who are buyers, consultants, journalists, educators, and international spirits experts. The “Chairman’s Trophy” is the highest award and given to a product that scores the highest points in a category.





-Tasting Note for Matsui Brandy Umeshu from USC-
“The sophisticated aroma is both fruity and floral, with a hint of vanilla in the background. Tart and sweet in the mouth, fresh and roasted plum flavors expand over the tongue with a subtle touch of molasses and nuts. The long aromatic finish is delightful.”


We are truly honored to receive these awards and will continue to deliver quality liquors to people all across the world.


Awards from USC 2020

Single Malt Whisky Matsui Mizunara Cask – Chairman’s Trophy / 97 pts / Top 100
Single Malt Whisky Matsui Sakura Cask – 94 pts / Finalist

Blended Whisky Tottori – 93 pts / Finalist
Blended Whisky Tottori ex-bourbon barrel – 92 pts / Finalist
Matsui Brandy Umeshu – Chairman’s Trophy / 95 pts / Top 100

Matsui Whisky Umeshu – 92 pts / Finalist


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