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

Whisky Review
Whisky Review
Kanosuke Distillery

“T&T TOYAMA COLLECTION” is an original brand of sake carefully selected by Mr. Inagaki and Mr. Shimono of T&T TOYAMA from among the original sake distilled and aged at distilleries around Japan for its high quality and individuality.

This Single Malt Kanosuke is a 2019 distillation and 2023 bottling of a heavily peated malt-finished, Richard Puncheon cask.


1. Manufacturer

1-1. Wakatsuru Shuzo Co.

Head office location208, Saburomaru, Tonami, Toyama 939-1308, Japan
Owned distillerySaburomaru Distillery

For more information about Saburomaru Distillery, click here.

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In March 2013, he obtained a liquor sales license and began operating MALTOYAMA.
The owner, Komei Shimono, has visited over 130 whisky distilleries worldwide.

In 2020, he launched T&T TOYAMA as a project with Takahiko Inagaki of Wakatsuru Shuzo and Saburomaru Distillery, and started the world’s first full-scale Japanese whisky bottlers business in 2021.
In April 2022, T&T TOYAMA will construct the T&T TOYAMA Iba Maturation Depot and begin maturation in the depot.

MALTOYAMA specializes in mail order sales of single malt whisky.


T&T TOYAMA is a joint project by Inagaki Takahiko of Saburomaru Distillery and Shimono Tadaaki of Maltoyama to promote the attractiveness of whisky from Tomiyama Prefecture.
The name “T&T TOYAMA” is derived from the T of Inagaki Takahiko and Shimono Tadaaki, following the example of a major Scottish bottler.

Our business is

  1. Japanese Whisky Bottlers Business

  2. Scotch Whiskey Bottlers Business

  3. Distillery consulting business

2. About the Komasa Shuzo

2-1. Manufacturer

Kanosuke Komasa Distillery Co.

EstablishmentAugust 2021
Head office location845-3, Gannokawa, Hiyoshi-cho, Hioki-shi, Kagoshima 899-2421, Japan
Owned distilleryKanosuke Distillery

2-2. Kanosuke Distillery

Kanosuke Distillery

Location845-3, Gannokawa, Hiyoshi-cho, Hioki-shi, Kagoshima 899-2421, Japan
Commencement of operations2017

The Kanosuke Distillery stands on a 9,000 m2 site along Fukiage Beach on the west coast of Kagoshima Prefecture.
The U-shaped, two-story main building houses distilling facilities, a bar with a great view, and a store selling original goods.

The main feature of the distillery is that it is equipped with three pot stills (large, medium, and small). Each has a capacity of 6,000 liters, 3,000 liters, and 1,600 liters, respectively.
Craft distilleries (small distilleries) around the world generally have two stills. Whisky is usually distilled twice, and by using pot stills with different shapes of necks and angles of line arms at the top during the second distillation (redistillation), the aroma and flavor of the original whisky can be more richly changed.

Fukiage beach, where the distillery is located, is one of the “Three Great Sand Dunes of Japan” and has been selected as one of the “100 Best Sandy Beaches in Japan. The beach stretches about 47 km from north to south, and strong winds blow in from the sea. It is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, with temperatures near zero degrees Celsius, and snow flurries are not uncommon.

3. Product name and photo

Kanosuke Heavily Peated Rechared Puncheon 62%  / T&T TOYAMA COLLECTION for MALTOYAMA 10th Anniversary
Kanosuke Heavily Peated Rechared Puncheon 62% T&T TOYAMA COLLECTION


4. Characteristics

This Malt Yama 10th Anniversary bottle is a single cask from the Kanosuke distillery selected by T&T TOYAMA for the Malt Yama 10th Anniversary.

It is an unusual spec, using heavily peated malt and aged in Richard Puncheon, but it shines with the delicate sweetness that is typical of Kanosuke.

The label was also illustrated by Kora, a grafficker and illustrator who posts background art on Twitter and is also a whisky enthusiast.

Reference: Malt Yama, comment by Mr. Komei Shimono

4-1. Tasting notes


Wet smokiness, large citrus, manuka honey, tobacco-roasted notes, a little ginger.

TasteCandy, college potatoes, citrus peel bitterness
AftertasteRefreshing bitterness leaves and disappears, leaving a little sweetness.

4-2. Product Specifications

Alcohol content 61%
Alcohol categorySingle malt Japanese whisky
Cask typeHeavily Peated Richer Cask
Number of bottles soldLimited to 510 bottles
MSRP22,000 yen (including tax)
Release date

December 5, 2023

5. Awards

No awards have been received at this time.

6. Price

6-1. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price

Product nameKanosuke Heavily Peated Rechared Puncheon 62%  / T&T TOYAMA COLLECTION for MALTOYAMA 10th Anniversary
Suggested retail price22,000 yen (tax included)

6-2. Resale prices on Mercari

We could not confirm any resale on Mercari at this time. (*As of December 7, 2023)

6-3. Yahoo Auction Sold Price

There does not appear to be any listings on Yahoo! Auctions at this time. (*As of December 7, 2023)

6-4. Rakuten, Yahoo Shopping, Amazon

Not confirmed for sale on mail order sites (*As of December 7, 2023)

6-5. Prices offered at BAR Shinkai

At “BAR Shinkai” operated by this site, we offer small quantities such as 1 glass, 45ml: 6,270 yen, 30ml: 4,180 yen, 15ml: 2,090 yen, etc.

Information about “BAR Shinkai”
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7. Summary

Following the release of the Malt Yama 10th anniversary bottle “Akashi“, the T&T COLLECTION has released a single cask of Kanosuke.

It is an interesting bottle that gives a sense of the parts that are typical of Kanosuke, even for a single cask, heavily peated. The official bottle of Kanosuke is the limited edition 2023 peated bottle, and it would be interesting for Kanosuke fans to compare the two bottles.

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She attended a university in Tokyo, where she studied brewing and other sciences while translating articles for the "Japanese Whisky Dictionary".

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