[August 5, 2022 release] Single Malt Saburomaru 1 for L’évo (Saburomaru Distillery)

The Saburomaru Distillery has released information on their new product, “Single Malt Saburomaru 1 for L’évo.”

 

Eiji Taniguchi, owner-chef of “L’évo,” an auberge in the Toga region that is committed to true local production for local consumption, personally conducted the selection of the original sake.

This single malt Japanese whisky was specially bottled as “Saburomaru I for L’évo” in honor of Mr. Taniguchi, who is constantly evolving and offering the value of avant-garde regional cuisine. Since it is a single cask, it will be a very expensive bottle, limited to 208 bottles and priced at 33,000 yen (tax included).

 

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2. Single Malt Saburomaru 1 for L’évo

The Toga area of Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture, is surrounded by magnificent mountains and unspoiled nature. Mizunara oak grown there is processed into Mizunara head casks at the Sanshiro Cask Studio in Iba, where the Saburomaru distillery malt is matured. Eiji Taniguchi, the owner and chef of “L’évo,” an auberge in the Toga region that is also committed to true local production for local consumption, personally selected the original malt.
This product was specially bottled as “Saburomaru I for L’évo” in honor of Mr. Taniguchi, who is constantly evolving and offering the value of avant-garde regional cuisine.

Year of distillation: 2018
Number of bottled bottles: 208
Alcohol content: 60
Capacity: 700ml

Yeast used: ale yeast, whisky yeast
Malt: Heavily peated 53 PPM
Mashtan: Mashtan made by Miyake Seisakusho
Still: 30 year old distiller

Product name

Single Malt Saburomaru 1 for L’évo
Sake typeSingle Malt Japanese Whisky
IngredientsMalt
Cask TypeQuercus serrata casks
Number of bottlesLimited to 208 bottles
Strength60% (60%)
PriceSuggested retail price: 33,000 yen (tax included)
Place of production

Saburomaru Distillery

ProducerWakatsuru Shuzo Co.

3. About Saburomaru Distillery

The only whisky distillery in Hokuriku, founded in 1952.
Amidst the postwar rice shortage, they obtained a license to produce whisky in 1952. Since then, they have been brewing sake in winter Whisky distilled only during summer In the winter, they brew 200 bottles of sake. They make 200 bottles a year. They are planning to make 300 bottles in the future.
Since the beginning, they have been particular about smoky whisky and have been brewing with Islay peated malt and recently Toyama peated malt The whisky is brewed with Islay peated malt and more recently with In order to preserve the natural flavor, no cooling filtration or coloring is used.

In 2018, we installed a state-of-the-art mash tun from Miyake Manufacturing.
In 2019, we collaborated with a local company, Oigo Seisakusho, to develop a cast pod still “ZEMON”. to develop a cast pod still.
In 2020, one wooden vat fermenter was installed.

The main difference from other distilleries is the use of “ZEMON”, the world’s first cast pod still.
There are three main features.
(1) The casting method enables mold forming and quick delivery. Also, it is possible to add sufficient wall thickness at a low cost, which increases the service life of the main body. 
(2) Free molding by the casting method allows for various types of sake quality. Also, by unitizing the parts, it is possible to replace only worn parts or expand the functions.
(3) Made of a copper-tin alloy containing approximately 90% copper and 8% tin. Tin is a high-grade metal that is traded at about three times the price of copper.
Tin has been used since ancient times mellow the taste of alcohol. It is said to be the most expensive metal in the world, and has been used for sake vessels and shochu coolers. ZEMON contributes to the production of high quality spirits through the dual effects of copper and tin. to the production of high quality spirits. It is also used as a cooler for sake and shochu.
Reference: Wakatsuru Sake Brewery official website

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