“Kyoto Whisky KURO-OBI (Nishijin-ori)” Won A Double Gold at SFWSC 2023!


Kyoto Shuzo Corporation (Hereinafter Kyoto Miyako Distillery. Location: Kyotamba-cho, Funai-gun, Kyoto; CEO: Kazuya Toyota) “Kyoto Whisky KURO-OBI (Nishijin-ori) has won a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.



Table of Contents

  1. About SFWSC (San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
  2. About Kyoto Whisky and Gin
  3. About Kyoto Miyako Distillery
  4. Product Details



1.About SFWSC (San Francisco World Spirits Competition)

SFWSC (San Francisco World Spirits Competition), which was founded in 2000, is one of the biggest competitions featuring alcoholic beverages in the United States. The competition is now known as one of the most prestigious in the world. The judges consist of experienced professionals from various fields, such as bartenders, chefs, hoteliers, and buyers, and the entries are evaluated through strict blind tastings.

There are four categories such as ‘Whisky’, ‘White spirits’, ‘Brandy’, and ‘Liqueur’. From each category, ‘Double Gold-‘, ‘Gold-‘, ‘Silver-‘, and ‘Bronze-‘ awards will be selected.



2. About Kyoto Whisky and Gin

Kyoto Whisky uses carefully selected unblended whisky, all of which are easy to drink.

Kyoto Gin, which was launched in August 2022, is a Japanese craft gin made in Kyoto using carefully selected botanicals.

In addition, Kyoto whisky and Kyoto gin use gorgeous and luxurious Nishijin-ori for the front label, and attached by hand.



3. About Kyoto Miyako Distillery

Kyoto Miyako Distillery is located in Kyotamba-cho, surrounded by the vast nature of the Tamba Plateau in the central part of Kyoto Prefecture. Not far from the distillery, there is Yura River which is famous for Ayu (Sweetfish) fishing grounds. Aiming to coexist in harmony with this rich natural environment, we continue to take on innovative challenges in Whisky making.



4. Product Details

◆Kyoto Whisky KURO-OBI (Nishijin-ori)

Size / 700ml

ABV / 46%

Raw Materials / malt grain


Authentic bourbon-like whisky aged in virgin American oak barrels and carefully selected malt whisky are blended and finished in bourbon barrels.
Enjoy the rich vanilla aroma and fruity flavor with the sweet lingering finish.



◆Kyoto Whisky MURASAKI-OBI (Nishijin-ori)

Size / 700ml

ABV / 43%

Raw Materials / malt


Luxuriously performing malty aroma with well-balanced smokiness.



◆Kyoto Whisky AKA-OBI (Nishijin-ori)

Size / 700ml

ABV / 40%

Raw Materials / malt, grain


An exquisite blend of selected malt whisky and grain whisky.