【September 4, 2023】Eigashima Sake Brewery x Osake no Museum Original Whisky

New Release
New Release
Eigashima Distillery

KOGETSU Single Malt Japanese Whisky and HIMEUSAGI Blended Whisky. The original whiskys, a collaboration between Eigashima Shuzo and the Osake no Museum, will be released on September 4. Features, prices, and details are explained.

The second private bottle of the BAR “Osake no MUSEUM,” which has 63 outlets nationwide, will start offering and selling “Single Malt Japanese Whisky KOGETSU” and“Blended Whisky HIMEUSAGI” on September 4, 2023, in collaboration with Eigashima Sake Brewery. Offered only at BAR “Osake no Museums” nationwide.
The blender is “Kuririn,” the manager of the whiskey blog “Kuririn’s Whiskey Depot” and a whiskey enthusiast, who selects and blends the original whisky.


1. how to purchase

It does not appear to be sold by the bottle.
Single Malt Japanese Whisky KOGETSU and Blended Whisky HIMEUSAGI are only available at the Bar “Osake no Museum”.
Click here for a list of Bar “Osake no MUSEUM” stores.

2. Single Malt Japanese Whiskey “KOGETSU” Characteristics

Original Whisky “KOGETSU” Product Description

Product name “Single Malt Japanese Whisky KOGETSU
Capacity 500ml
Ingredients Malt
Alcohol content 62
Number of bottlings 730 bottles
Served only at the Bar “Osake no Museum

This single malt Japanese whisky is produced at a long-established distillery in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture. The malt whisky was stored in Oloroso sherry casks for five years and bottled at cask strength so that you can taste the distillery’s unique character.

Tasting Notes.
Aroma: Chocolate with raisins with a hint of sea breeze. Cassis, dried prunes, mint.
Taste: Soft acidity and sweetness. Good tannic astringency from the sherry casks. The finish is pleasantly light sweet and sour with a good richness.


Quote: The second distillery collaboration, Eigashima Shuzo x Sake Museum original whiskey “KOGETSU” and “HIMEUSAGI” to be released on Monday, September 4, 2023|NBG Inc. press release

Product name Single Malt Japanese Whisky KOGETSU
Sake category Single malt Japanese whisky
Ingredients Malt
Cask type Oloroso sherry casks
Number of bottles 730 bottles
Number of bottles 62% (with a slight alcohol content)
Price No bottles sold, only available at the “Osake no Museum” bar
Place of production Eigashima Distillery
Producer Eigashima Sake Brewery Co.

3.Characteristics of blended whisky HIMEUSAGI

Original Whiskey “HIMEUSAGI” Product Description

Product name “Blended Whisky HIMEUSAGI
Capacity 500ml
Ingredients Malt & Grain
Alcohol content 50
Number of bottles bottled: 531
Served only at the Bar “Osake no Museum

Single malt Japanese whisky KOGETSU is the key malt, blended with carefully selected Scottish malt and grain whiskeys.

Tasting notes
Aroma: Fresh fruits, grapefruit, green apple, blue banana, mint, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate.
Taste: Fresh but mellow mouthfeel, soft acidity and firm sweetness, honey, chocolate. The gentle sweetness fades away refreshingly.


Quote: The second distillery collaboration, Eigashima Shuzo x Osake no Museum original whiskey “KOGETSU” and “HIMEISAGI” to be released on September 4, 2023 (Monday )

Product name Blended Whisky HIMEUSAGI
Sake type Blended Whisky
Ingredients Malt, Grain
Casks Oloroso sherry casks and others
Number of bottles 531 bottles
Number of bottles 50% (50%)
Price No bottles sold, available only at the “Osake no Museum” BAR)
Place of production Eigashima Distillery
Producer Eigashima Sake Brewery Co.

4. about the Osake no Museum

Operated by NBG Corporation, headquartered in Kyoto. The company has 63 BAR Osake-no-Museum stores nationwide, although most of its stores are located in the Kansai region, mainly in Kyoto. The company is opening 20 new stores in 2022 and 19 new stores in 2023 as of September 2023, and is opening new stores at a brisk pace.
The company has a strong selection of rare whiskeys and brandies, especially old bottles. The prices offered are also relatively reasonable, and there is no charge, which is often the case. Some stores are very conscientious, allowing customers to bring their own drinks.
Click here for the official website of Osake-no-Museum

About Eigashima Distillery

1891: Shochu cellar “Niban-kura” completed * Later used as whiskey cellar
1919 Whisky license obtained and distillery established
        The local whisky “White Oak” is released in the same year.
1984 New distillery completed
2007 First single malt whisky Akashi “<a href=”https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B0094PHDIO/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8

2019 Name changed from White Oak Distillery to Eigashima Distillery
    Newly install two pot stills made by Miyake Seisakusho

2020 Release the high-priced “Eigashima” brand


4.Eigashima Distillery’s lineup of past releases

Ryuhei Oishi

Bartender at bar Shinkai Toranomon, born in Hokkaido.
After working at a restaurant in Tokyo, became a certified sommelier by the Japan Sommelier Association.
I became interested in Japanese whiskey, of which he had little knowledge, and started working at bar Shinkai. I went to distilleries to talk to the distillers and joined JWD to share their passion and information as a bartender.

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