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[Review] Kanosuke 2019-2023 Heavily Peated Richard Puncheon T&T TOYAMA COLLECTION – Characteristics, Taste, List Price, Where can I buy it?

The "T&T TOYAMA COLLECTION" is an original brand of malt liquors carefully selected by Mr. Inagaki and Mr. Shimono of T&T TOYAMA from among the original liquors distilled and matured at distilleries around Japan for their high quality and individuality. This year's Kanosuke, commemorating Maltoyama's 10th anniversary, is a heavy peated malt-finished, Richard Puncheon cask, distilled in 2019 and bottled in 2023. Price: 22,000 yen (tax included)
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[Review] Shizuoka Pot Still K Pure Japanese Barley 2023 – Characteristics, taste, list price, where can I buy it?

Gaiaflow Distilling and Shizuoka Distillery have released Shizuoka Pot Still K Pure Japanese Barley 2023 Edition. Priced at 14,905 yen (tax included), this is the fourth in the K series, following Prologue K, the first edition of Pure Japanese Barley, and the first edition of Pure Foreign Barley. This year's release is the 2023 edition of "Pot Still K Pure Japanese Barley First Edition," which was released in June 2022 in 500ml bottles. It is made with non-peat malt and has a delicate, luscious flavor unique to Japanese barley.
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[Review] Single Malt Saburomaru III THE EMPRESS Cask Strength – Characteristics, taste, list price, where can I buy it?

Single Malt Saburomaru III THE EMPRESS Cask Strength from Wakatsuru Shuzo and Saburomaru Distillery has been released. It is priced at 19,800 yen (tax included). This product, which bears the name "Empress," is the distillery's first attempt at brewing with Islay peat malt, giving it a different aspect from the previous Saburomaru. See also the difference from the regular version.
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[Review] Single Malt Saburomaru III THE EMPRESS – Characteristics, taste, list price, where can I buy it?

Single Malt Saburomaru III THE EMPRESS was released by Wakatsuru Shuzo and Saburomaru Distillery. The price is 14,850 yen (tax included). This product, named after the "Empress", is the first attempt by the Saburomaru Distillery to use Islay peat malt in its brewing, giving it a different aspect from the previous Saburomaru.
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[Review] Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shosetsu – Characteristics, Taste, List Price, Where can I buy it?

Akkeshi Blended Whisky Shosetsu, the 13th in the Akkeshi Twenty-Four solar terms series, was released on November 27 by Kenten Jitsugyo for 13,200 yen (tax included). It has a soft sweetness characteristic of Akkeshi Blended, and a spicy yet oriental, somewhat Japanese ingredient taste from the key malt, Mizunara oak barrel maturation.
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[Review] YUZA Third Edition 2023

YUZA Third Edition will be released in November 2023 from Yusa Distillery for 16,500 yen (tax included). It is made with sake aged in rare Mizunara oak casks. The distillery also batches bourbon and sherry casks to create a fruity, complex, and elegant flavor that is unique to the Yusa distillery.
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[Review] Mars Malt Le Papillon Double Cask ‘Miyamasijimi’.

Mars Malt Le Papillon Double Cask "Miyama Shijimi" will be released by Hombo Shuzo in November 2023. Limited edition of 818 bottles of single malt Japanese whiskey vatted with two sherry cask aged casks distilled at Shinshu distillery.
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[Review] YAMAZAKURA Single Malt Asaka IPA CASK FINISH

The latest release from Asaka Distillery, IPA CASK FINISH, is a bourbon barrel first fill, non-pitched sake that was aged in Barrel Aged Imperial IPA barrels at HOPJAPAN, a brewery in Miyakoji-machi, Fukushima Prefecture. It has a complex taste with a freshness characteristic of hops, moderate bitterness and acidity, and a sweetness derived from Asaka. Non-chill filtered and naturally colored.
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[Review] Single Malt Akashi 4 Years Old Distillery Exploration

Single Malt Akashi 4 Years Old Distillery Exploration, characteristics, price, and how to buy. Malt malt liquor distilled at Eigashima Distillery and stored in bourbon casks for four years. This is the eighth bottle of Maltoyama's 10th anniversary. Bottled after barrel selection by Hajime Hasumura, master of J's Bar in Ikebukuro.
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[Review]Single Malt Komagatake 2023 Edition

The 2023 Edition is a single malt whiskey bottled in a limited edition 2023 bottle with a balanced vatting of bourbon barrel, sherry cask, and port cask aged base spirit.
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