SuntoryHakushu Distillery

Special whiskey offered at Moegi no Mura located in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture. This time it is their latest creation, “FIRST CLASS”. The whisky was blended by Suntory Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo, using the excellent original sake from the Hakushu Distillery.


1. What is Moegi no Mura?

The history of Moegi no Mura (Moegi Village), which began with the opening of the coffee shop ROCK in 1971 on the Kiyosato Plateau at an altitude of approximately 1,200 meters in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, has culminated over the past half century in a tourist complex with a restaurant, hotel, brewery, cafe, carousel, music box museum, various craft stores, and workshops. The area has become a tourist complex.

Please stop by the popular spots representing Kiyosato, such as the “Mokimura ROCK” restaurant and the “Hall of Halls” music box museum, while listening to the rhymes of nature from one of the largest natural gardens in Japan and feeling the breath of wild birds and small animals playing in the gaps between the stone walls. Every summer, Kiyosato Field Ballet, the only outdoor ballet performance in Japan, is staged continuously for many years, and there are many seasonal events in Moegi-mura.

reference:About Moeginomura

Moeki no Mura is located about 30 minutes by car from the Suntory Hakushu Distillery and has sightseeing spots, dining and lodging facilities.

It is a special area for Japanese whiskey lovers to stay overnight in Moegi-mura after visiting the Hakushu Distillery and enjoy the Moeginomura Limited special whiskey.

Related External Links

Suntory Hakushu Distillery

Hotel Hut Walden| 萌木の村 (moeginomura.co.jp)

Bar Perch | 萌木の村 (moeginomura.co.jp)

2.What is FIRST CLASS?


Only 4 Bottles will be sold to the general public. The price is ¥1,250,000 (tax included). Sales have already ended.

It is being served at Bar Perch in Hotel Hut Walden, Moegi no Mura, and is being offered at about ¥100,000 per glass.

A whiskey that represents the life of Joji Funaki , founder of Moegi no Mura. FIRST CLASS” is a phrase from a letter to Funaki from Dr. Paul Rush, the father of the Kiyosato pioneers, who wrote, “Do Your Best and It Must Be First Class.” In line with the history of Moegi no Mura, which has been giving shape to the wishes of his beloved mentor one by one, Suntory Hakushu Distillery has selected five different types of Whisky. The oldest one has been aged for 45 years. Please enjoy the unique and precious single malt “FIRST CLASS” created by the skill and sensitivity of the blender at Bar Perch.

引用:FIRST CLASS -moeginomura  (moeginomura.co.jp)

2₋1.Product Specs

ManufacturerSuntory Spirits, Inc.
BlenderShinji Fukuyo, Suntory’s 5th Chief Blender
Number of  producedLimited edition of 200
Alcohol content51%
Raw materialsMalt

2-2.Bar Perch

I believe that the Moekimura Special Whiskey is one of the best quality and rarest whiskeys available today, not only in Japan, but in the world.
It is a special whiskey that is unique not only in terms of its taste and limited quantity, but also in the sense that the Field Ballet series allows you to imagine an image of a ballet piece and experience tasting it while immersing yourself in its world.
Moreover, the price for it is unbelievably cost-effective for those who understand value.
An unbelievable price for an unbelievable content. It is worth the trouble of visiting this bar in Kiyosato to drink this whisky.

Reference: Moegi Village Bar Perch – Moeginomura Special Whiskey (moeginomura.co.jp)]


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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