[Released in June 2023] Single Malt Whisky Ryuka NEW BORN 2023 (Shinzato Shuzo)

New Release
New Release
Suzaki Distillery

The release information of the new product, “Single Malt Whisky Ryuka NEW BORN 2023”, was updated on the official Instagram of Shinzato Shuzo Co., Ltd. It was aged for 1 year and 3 months in Oloroso sherry casks and 3 months in Spanish oak casks for a total of 1 year and 6 months. The aging process in the subtropical zone of Okinawa is very humid and the Angel’s Share is approximately 10%. It will be on sale in one week. The limited number of bottles has not been announced, but it will be 700ml, 11,000 yen including tax.

1. Where can I buy it?

Currently, there are two confirmed locations: the blog page of Shuho-Ooba’s online store and Daimaru Matsuzakaya’s online store.

■Shuho-Ooba online store
If orders are oversubscribed, sales will be by lottery. Click here for the detailed blog page.

Application period: Wednesday, May 31.
Lottery results: “Winners only” will be notified on Thursday, June 1.

■Daimaru Matsuzakaya Online Store
Listed as a Father’s Day gift. There is no particular lottery information, and delivery will be made at the designated date and time between Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. Click here for details.

Purchase period: Saturday, June 10, until 10:00 a.m.

Delivery period: Saturday, June 17 or Sunday, June 18

2. Single Malt Whisky Ryuka NEW BORN 2023

A new release of single malt whisky with tropical nuances produced in subtropical Okinawa. The rich and complex flavor of the original has been further enhanced and adjusted so that the aroma opens up the moment it is placed in the glass. You will enjoy the aroma of berry dried fruits such as raisins, oranges, boiled jam, and dark chocolate derived from sherry casks, the spicy and exotic aroma derived from Spanish virgin oak casks, and the powerful, rich, and heavy flavor unique to the original spirit.

Product nameSingle Malt Whisky Ryuka NEW BORN 2023
Distinction by alcoholNew born
Raw materialsMalt (British malt)
Cask TypeOloroso sherry casks, Spanish oak casks
Number of bottlesLimited quantity
Alcoholic content58%
Price11,000 yen (tax included)
ManufactorySuzaki Distillery
ManufacturerShinzato Shuzo Co., Ltd.

3. About Suzaki Distillery

Established in 1846, Okinawa’s oldest Awamori brewery, Shinzato Shuzo, built a distillery at the southernmost tip of Japan.
The “Shinzato WHISKY” currently on sale is a whisky made by blending overseas blended whisky with a few percent of the so-called “Awamori” from the Shinzato Shuzo, Awamori aged for 13 years in sherry casks.

“NEW MAKE Shinzato”, distilled in-house, will be released in April 2021. The limited run of 350 bottles sold out immediately.
Pot stills are used in combination with those used to distill Awamori. Currently, they have three pot stills. Three types of casks are used for maturation (specifics are unknown, but probably sherry and bourbon casks), and they intend to sell it as whisky after three years of maturation. The company produces one batch of whisky every day. Click here for the official Instagram

4. Other products from Suzaki Distillery, Shinzato Shuzo

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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