[Follow-up report] Whisky Festival 2022 Exclusive Bottle Lottery Application Begins!

Whisky Festival 2022 exclusive bottle lottery application start e-mail has been received from Whisky Culture Institute. If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t forget!

How to apply for a lottery

If you have purchased a Whisky Festival 2022 ticket, you will receive an invitation email with the application form and ticket number.

Go to the application form, fill in the necessary information, enter the ticket number in the email, and the application is completed.

The application period is from March 7, 2022 to March 21, 2022 at 24:00.

There are five types of limited bottles this time. You can choose from the first and fifth hopes, but you can only win one bottle per ticket. The lineup of limited bottles this time is as follows.

(1) Product name (tentative): Chichibu 2013 8
Capacity: 700ml
Alcohol content: In doubt (bottled at Caskstrengths)
Remarks: Non-Pete
Label: Glover Collection 12/Kihada
Number of bottling: Indoubt
Number of units sold: 160 bottles
List price: 19,800 (tax included)

(2) Product name (tentative): Kanosuke 2018 3 years
Capacity: 700ml
Alcohol content: In doubt (bottled at Caskstrengths)
Label: Glover Collection 13/It Udai
Remarks: Non-Pete
Number of bottling: Indoubt
Number of units sold: 160 bottles
List price: 19,800 (tax included)

(3) Product name (tentative): Gaia Flow Shizuoka 2018 3 years
Capacity: 700ml
Alcohol content: In doubt (bottled at Caskstrengths)
Label: Glover Collection 14/ Ayu
Remarks: Non-Pete
Number of bottling: Indoubt
Number of units sold: 160 bottles
List price: 15,400 (tax included)

(4) Product name (tentative): Azumi 2017 4 years
Capacity: 700ml
Alcohol content: In doubt (bottled at Caskstrengths)
Remarks: Non-Pete
Label: Glover Collection 15 / Monkfish
Number of bottling: Indoubt
Number of units sold: 160 bottles
List price: 15,400 (tax included)

(5) Product name (tentative): Osuzuyama New Bone (24 months)
Capacity: 200ml
Alcohol: 59%
Distillation: 2019
Barrel: American White Oak + Cherry Blossoms
Number of units sold: 160 bottles
List price: 3,850 yen (tax included)

Quoted from Whisky Festival 2022 Official Website

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Lastly: Recommended Books on Japanese Whisky

If you want to learn more about Japanese whisky, which is a global trend, we highly recommend these books.

(1).Whisky Galore Vol.29 December 2021 issue

In the December 2021 issue of Whisky Galore, published by the Whisky Culture Research Institute, we report on 11 Japanese craft distilleries, including some that are open to the public for the first time, under the title of “Japanese Whisky Craft Frontline,” the first of three consecutive issues. Why did the popularity of Japanese whiskey and the craft boom occur? We will examine with interviews. Chichibu Distillery / Chichibu No.2 Distillery / Mars Shinshu Distillery / Mars Tsunuki Distillery / Kanosuke Distillery / Hioki Distillery / Ontake Distillery / Osuzuyama Distillery / Kaikyo Distillery / Hanyu Distillery / Konosu Distillery

created by Rinker
¥1,320
(2022/09/30 15:57:23時点 Amazon調べ-詳細)

(2). Japanese Whisky as an Education for Business

This is a book written by Mamoru Tsuchiya, a world-famous whisky critic and representative of the Whisky Culture Research Institute, titled “Japanese Whisky as a Culture that Works for Business” .
The book covers the basics of whisky, the introduction of whisky to Japan, the birth of Japanese whisky, advertising strategies and the rise of Japanese whisky, and the current rise of craft distilleries. This is a book that summarizes Japanese whisky in a very easy to understand way.

(3). Whisky and I (Masataka Taketsuru)

Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky, devoted his life to brewing whisky in Japan. This is a revised and reprinted version of the autobiography of a man who simply loved whiskey and talked about himself. The book vividly depicts the days when he went to Scotland alone to study as a young man and overcame many hardships to complete Japanese whisky, as well as his companion, Rita.

created by Rinker
¥825
(2022/09/30 11:34:57時点 Amazon調べ-詳細)

(4). A Letter of Challenge from a New Generation Distillery

Launching in 2019. With the world experiencing an unprecedented whisky boom, what were the managers of craft distilleries thinking and what were their thoughts as they took on the challenge of making whiskey? This book tells the stories of 13 craft distillery owners, including Ichiro Hido of Venture Whisky, famous for his Ichirose Malt, who inspired the birth of craft distilleries in Japan.

created by Rinker
repicbook(リピックブック)株式会社
¥1,870
(2022/09/30 13:34:27時点 Amazon調べ-詳細)

(5). Whiskey Rising

This is the Japanese version of Whisky Risng, published in the US in 2016, with much updated content. Not only does it describe the history of Japanese whiskey in detail, but it also includes data on all the distilleries in Japan, including the craft distilleries that have been founded in recent years. The book also includes descriptions of the legendary bottles that have been released, as well as information on bars where Japanese whisky can be found.

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