[Lottery sales until 10:00, April 3, 2023] Single Malt Kanosuke Distillery Limited Bottle #006

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Information about the lottery application for “Single Malt Kanosuke Distillery Limited Bottle #006” has been released in the email newsletter and SNS of Komasa Kanosuke Distillery Co.

The lottery will be held for five days from March 30 to April 3 at 10:00 a.m. on the web. Kanosuke Distillery Limited Edition Whisky has been released consistently, and the lottery is held each time.
Unlike the 700ml Limited Edition and the recently released Single Malt Kanosuke (standard model), the distillery limited edition is a 200ml mini bottle, with the concept of “a single malt with a completely different character depending on the combination of ingredients, casks and aging period”. You can enjoy the “different types of sake made” at the Kanosuke Distillery every time you drink it. The distillery produces only a small amount of this single malt, and it is basically sold only at the distillery, so fans will not want to miss this opportunity.

1. Single Malt Kanosuke Distillery Limited Edition Bottle #006

This distillery limited edition bottle is a Single Malt Japanese whisky that is aged for over 4 years (55 months) in sherry butts (manzanilla*) from the 2018 non-peat raw material produced in our original three pot stills.
*Manzanilla is a fino (dry) type sherry that is only produced in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain.

Reference: Kanosuke Distillery official website

Product nameSingle Malt Kanosuke Distillery Limited Bottle #006
Sake typeSingle Malt Japanese Whisky
IngredientsMalt (Non-piped malt from England)
Cask typeCask No. 18117, aged over 4 years (55 months) in sherry butts (Manzanilla)
Year of distillationDistilled in June 2018 (bottled in January 2023)
Number of bottles sold1,982 bottles
Degrees of alcohol content55% (distilled from a single distillate)
Content volume200ml
Price4,180 yen (tax included)

2. Tasting note

ColorDark and deep amber
NoseRum raisin, cocoa, apple, and nikki
TastesBrown sugar, toffee, salted caramel, summer tangerine, cocoa
AftertasteLong, sweet caramel aftertaste with citrus

(Reference: Single Malt Kanosuke, limited edition bottle from Kanosuke Distillery)

3. how to purchase

(1)Apply for the web lottery sales

Sales MethodLottery will be held after the application is received.
Application periodMarch 30 – April 3, 10:00 a.m.
Purchase limit1 bottle
Announcement of winnersAfter a strict lottery, only the winners will receive the URL and password for purchase on April 10.
How to apply

Please apply for the prize by obtaining information from the official Facebook page of the Kanosuke Distillery or the official Twitter page.

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OtherMultiple entries from the same name and address will not be accepted.
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(2)Purchased at the Kanosuke Distillery SHOP

The product is sold at the store in the Kanosuke Distillery.

Kanosuke Distillery: 845-3 Gannokawa, Hiyoshi-cho, Hioki-shi, Kagoshima, Japan

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4. About Kanosuke Distillery

Kanosuke Distillery started operation in 2017.
It stands on a spacious site of approximately 9,000 m2 along Fukiage beach on the west coast of Kagoshima Prefecture and is dotted with various facilities. The U-shaped, two-story main building houses distilling facilities, a bar with a great view, and a store selling original goods, allowing visitors to experience whisky making up close and personal.

The main feature of the Kanosuke Distillery is that it is equipped with three pot stills (distillers), each with a capacity of 6,000, 3,000, and 1,600 liters. Each has a capacity of 6,000 liters, 3,000 liters, and 1,600 liters, respectively, which is the norm for craft distilleries (small distilleries) around the world. Whisky is usually distilled twice, and Kanosuke Distillery uses pot stills with different neck shapes and angles of the upper line arm during the second distillation (redistillation) to create a different aroma and flavor of the original whisky.



5. Single Malt Kanosuke Lineup

5-1. Single Malt Kanosuke

“Single Malt Kanosuke”, the first standard Japanese whisky from the Kanosuke Distillery

The distillery’s concept was to create a mellow whisky with a Kanosuke Distillery feel, utilizing the traditional “distillation” and “barrel storage” techniques of Komasa Brewery, which have been cultivated through the production of “Mellowed Kozuru”. The distillery is made with the concept of “mellow whisky with the Kanosuke Distillery’s character”. The key ingredient is non-peat malt, aged in American white oak litchi casks, and vatted in multiple barrels. It was nonchill filtered, watered down to 48%, and bottled.
The label is designed with a motif of the setting sun and horizon over the East China Sea seen from the BAR of the Kanosuke Distillery. (From the manufacturer’s website)

5-2. Single Malt Kanosuke 2022 LIMITED EDITION

“Single Malt Kanosuke 2022 LIMITED EDITION” is a single malt Japanese whisky produced at the Kanosuke Distillery from 2017 to 2019. Made with non-peat malt,
The key ingredient is the original spirit matured in sherry casks, vatted in multiple casks, and bottled at cask strength.
The key malt is the original sherry cask-aged spirit, which imparts a full and attractive aroma.
Enjoy the lingering taste of a sunset slowly setting over the East China Sea. (From the manufacturer’s website)

5-3. Single Malt Kanosuke 2021 SECOND EDITION

“Single Malt Kanosuke 2021 SECOND EDITION” is a single malt Japanese whisky produced at the Kanosuke Distillery in 2018. It is made with non-peat malt and aged in bourbon casks as the key ingredient, vatted in multiple casks, and bottled at cask strength.
The gentle sea breeze that blows at the Kanosuke Distillery cools the beer day by day, allowing it to spend a gentle time maturing.
Please enjoy the elegant sweetness and bitterness of this distilled spirit, matured in the softness of the sea breeze. (From the manufacturer’s website)

5-4. Single Malt Kanosuke 2021 FIRST EDITION

“Single Malt Kanosuke 2021 FIRST EDITION” is our first single malt Japanese whisky produced at the Kanosuke distillery in 2017-18.
It is made with non-peat malt, and was vatted and bottled at cask strength in multiple casks, with the key ingredient being the original spirit aged in American white oak rich casks used for our barrel-aged rice shochu “Mellowed Kozuru“.

Finally, our Japanese whisky journey has begun. (From the manufacturer’s website)

シングルモルト嘉之助 2021 FIRST EDITION

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 whisky 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

(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 whisky 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.

(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 whisky? 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.

(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 whisky 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.

Misato Ushiwata

Born in Fukushima Prefecture.
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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