[Lottery applications start by 10:00 on July 25, 2022] Single Malt Kanosuke Distillery Limited Bottle #004

New Release
New Release
Kanosuke Distillery

The release information of “Single Malt Kanosuke Distillery Limited Bottle #004”

was released in the email newsletter of Komasa Kanosuke Distillery Co.

The release date is Saturday, July 16, and it is already

available at the distillery store. There is not much availability for distillery tours, but if you can go, you may be able to get this limited edition bottle.


The application for the web lottery sales has started from today, July 22 to July 25 at 10:00.

The period is a little short, but don’t forget to apply if you can’t make it to the distillery.


■Pot still used
First distillation: 6,000L
Redistillation: 3,000L (SS1)

Distilled in February 2018, bottled in July 2022.

1. Single malt Kanosuke Distillery Limited Bottle #004

The base for #004 is our 2018 non-peat base sake made in our proprietary three pot stills.

The original sake was matured for 3 years in American white oak rich casks and then aged for 1 year in 2nd fill bourbon barrels. Enjoy it while thinking of the refreshing summer in Kagoshima, a tropical island.

Reference: Kanosuke Distillery official website

Product nameSingle Malt Kanosuke Distillery Limited Bottle #004
Sake typeSingle malt Japanese whisky
IngredientsMalt (English non peated malt)
Cask typeAmerican white oak rich cask, 2nd fill bourbon barrels
Number of bottles soldLimited to 1,910 bottles
Strength55% (55%)
Content Volume200ml
Price3,960 yen (tax included)

2. How to purchase

(1) Apply for the lottery sale on the web.

Click here for the

web lottery application form

Application period: July 22 – July 25, 10:00 a.m.

Announcement of winners: Only winners will be notified by e-mail with URL and password for purchase on August 1.

Multiple entries from the same name and address are invalid.


(2) Purchase on site (at the shop in the Kanosuke Distillery)

The product will go on sale on July 16. It is already available at the local distillery store.

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

3. About Kanosuke Distillery

Kanosuke Distillery started operation in 2017.
It stands on a spacious site of approximately 9,000㎡ 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 the whisky-making process up close and personal.
One of the main features of the Kanosuke Distillery is that it is equipped with three pot stills (distillers). Three pot stills (distillers) The distillery has three pot stills, each with a capacity of 6,000 liters. The capacity of each still is 6,000 liters, 3,000 liters, and 1,600 liters, respectively, and two stills are common for craft distilleries (small distilleries) in 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.


4.Single Malt Kanosuke Lineup

4-1. 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. It is made with non-peat malt and
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)


4-2. 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)

4-3. 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 the American white oak rich cask used for our barrel-aged rice shochu “Mellow Codzuru.

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


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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