[May 1, 2023 Release] Kobe Distillery New Pot.

New Release
New Release
Kobe Distillery

Kobe Distillery started operation in October 2022. Information on the release of the new pot has been released on the official website and official New Pot is the first product from Kobe Distillery.
The malt is from Canada and has a sweet aroma of grain that reminds of fruit.
The release date is May 1, 2023. 3,300 yen including tax.
Available at Kobe Distillery’s official online store and at stores that carry it.

1. How to purchase

■Available at Kobe Distillery’s official online store and at stores that carry it.
Sales will begin at 00:00 on May 1. The number of bottles sold is not disclosed.

Click here to go to the online store’s purchase page.

There seems to be no lottery sales.

■Purchase at stores handling the product
Roadside Station Kobe Fruit Flower Park Osawa Select Shop
Farm Circus Market
Fruit and Flower Park Hotel Lobby Shop
Yamada Store (Suma Rikyu Park Store, Asagiri Store, Kitano Store, Amida Store, Shin-Aoyama Store)

2. Kobe Distillery New Pot

Image source: [Kobe Distillery ]NEW POT | kobedistill

Product Name

Kobe Distillery NEW POT
IngredientsMalt (Canadian)
Cask type
Number of bottles
Degrees of60%
Price3,300 yen (tax included)
Manufactured at

Kobe Distillery

ProducerGloucester’s Co.

3. About Kobe Distillery

Established in 2015, Gloucesters Co. a general trading company whose main business is acting as an agent for import/export procedures and other trading activities.

Kobe Distillery will start operation on October 14, 2022. Surrounded by mountains, the land is suitable for whisky maturation due to its natural environment with large temperature differences throughout the year and high humidity. The distillery is equipped with a pot still dedicated to whisky and a distiller dedicated to brandy.

Bourbon and sherry casks will be used foaturr mation, as well as Japanese oak and cherry casks.

The distiller used for brandy is an imported direct-fired “Alambic Charentes” (single distiller) made in France, which was once used for high-end brandy.


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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