[Lottery sales until 23:59, February 26, 2023] Single Malt Saburomaru II 70th Anniversary Spanish Oak (Saburomaru Distillery)

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Saburomaru Distillery announced the lottery sale of a new product “Single Malt Saburomaru II 70th Anniversary Spanish Oak” on the official Saburomaru Distillery Twitter page.
The lottery sales are limited to members of the “Me and ALC.” online store.

“ZEMON” distilled single malt whisky, single cask aged for more than 3 years in new Spanish oak barrels. It is a heavy peated type, 50ppm.

Lottery registration for “Single Malt Saburomaru II 70th Anniversary Spanish Oak” has started at 12:00 on Monday, February 20 at the Wakatsuru Brewery online store “Me and ALC”.

1. About lottery applications

Lottery applications are now open to “Me and ALC” members only. Click here for the application form.

Registration as a member of “Me and ALC” is required. ALC member’s customer ID is required at the time of application. Click here for the member application page.

There are 6 questions on the quiz, which are very difficult as usual for the Saburomaru Distillery lottery application.
The winning ratio seems to change according to the number of correct answers. It seems that the more you answer all the questions correctly or the more difficult the questions are, the higher the percentage of winning.

*There is a Food & Beverage restaurant lottery quota”.
There is a lottery for “Food & Beverage Establishments” in addition to the regular lottery.

When applying as a food and beverage restaurant, you need to fill in the name of your restaurant on the application form.

Application period: Monday, February 20, 12:00 – Sunday, February 26, 23:59
About the winners: Only winners will be notified of their selection and purchase information to the e-mail address they entered in the application form from 10:00 a.m. on March 3. *Sequential shipments from March 4 (Sat.).

2. Single Malt Saburomaru II 70th Anniversary Spanish Oak

In July 1952, Wakatsuru Shuzo Saburomaru Distillery obtained a license to produce whisky. It began with the challenge of a new distilled spirit by his great-grandfather Kotaro Inagaki in the midst of the tight postwar rice shortage. Since its founding, the distillery has focused on smoky whisky with peat, and this year marks the 70th anniversary of the distillery. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to all of you for your support over the years. This whisky was specially bottled as a single cask from new Spanish oak casks to commemorate our 70th anniversary. It has a deep ruby reddish amber color, rich and aromatic, with a long smoky finish.
Takahiko Inagaki, Saburomaru Distillery

Reference: Limited Whisky “Saburomaru I for Levo” on sale|How to apply for lottery purchase

Product name

Single Malt Saburomaru II 70th Anniversary Spanish Oak

Sake bySingle malt Japanese whisky
IngredientsMalt (Heavily Peated 50PPM)
Cask typeNew Spanish oak vats
Number of bottles594 bottles
Number of bottles59%
Price24,200 yen (tax included)
Manufactured atSaburomaru Distillery
ProducerWakatsuru Shuzo Co.

3. About Saburomaru Distillery

The only distillery in Hokuriku, established in 1952.
Amidst the postwar rice shortage, the distillery obtained a license to produce whisky in 1952. Since then, they have been brewing sake in winter and distilling whisky during the rest of the year. They make 200 bottles of whisky a year. Plans are underway to make 300 bottles in the future.
Since the beginning, they have been focusing on smoky whisky, using Islay peated malt and recently peated malt from Toyama Prefecture. To preserve the natural flavor, no cooling filtration or coloring is used.

In 2018, we installed a state-of-the-art mash tun from Miyake Seisakusho.
In 2019, we collaborated with a local company, Oigo Seisakusho, to develop a cast pod still, “ZEMON”.
In 2020, one wooden vat fermenter was installed.

The main difference from other distilleries is the use of “ZEMON”, the world’s first cast pod still.

There are three major features.
(1) The casting method enables molding with a mold for quick delivery. Also, it is possible to add sufficient wall thickness at a low cost, which increases the service life of the bottle.
(2) Free molding by the casting method allows for various types of sake quality. Also, by unitizing the parts, it is possible to replace only worn parts or expand the functions.
(3) Made of a copper-tin alloy containing about 90% copper and 8% tin. Tin is a high-grade metal that is traded at about three times the price of copper.

Tin has been used since ancient times to mellow the taste of sake and has been used in sake vessels and shochu coolers. ZEMON contributes to the production of high quality spirits through the dual effects of copper and tin.
Reference: Wakatsuru Shuzo official website

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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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