[August 9, 2022] Suntory Shirokaku Limited quantity release

New Release
New Release
SuntoryHakushu Distillery

“Shirokaku”, which was sold from 1992 to the end of March 2019, is back in limited quantities. The “Shirokaku Highball Can” is also back in limited quantities.


The reason why Shirokaku was closed is speculation, but it was because Shirokaku mainly used the Hakushu distillery’s sake, and the Hakushu distillery was running out of sake, and it was about 5% of Suntory’s total whisky sales. Like Hakushu 12 Year Old (re-released on March 30, 2021), which was sold in June 2018, Shirokaku will be closed in March 2019 for the same reason of securing the original sake.

Get through this summer with dry and refreshing Shirokaku.

1. Where can I buy it?

Kakuyasu, which we will introduce next, started pre-order sales on July 11, but they are already sold out.

At present, Lohako is accepting reservations for a limited quantity for 3,224 yen, which is a combination of Kakubin and Shirokaku. If you can’t get it at Kakuyasu, don’t delay!

For more details, click here.

2. “Enjoy Kaku High Day with Kaku!” Campaign

Kakuyasu/KY Liquor and Suntory will hold a joint campaign titled “October 8 is Kaku Highball Day.” From July 1 to August 31, customers will be able to enter the campaign by purchasing a total of 1,200 yen or more including tax from Kakuyasu/KY Liquor and attaching the receipt or delivery slip to a special application form and filling out the required information.

50 winners will be selected by lottery to receive the following products.

Click here to visit the campaign website.

Prize A: 4L Kakubottle for 5 winners 
Prize B: Kakujumbobottle (1,920ml) for 10 winners
Prize C: 700ml Kakubottle for 30 winners
Prize D: A case of 350ml Kaku Highball cans for 5 winners


Application deadline: September 7 (Wed.), postmarked by that day.

Announcement of winners: Winners will be announced upon shipment of products, which are likely to be shipped by October 7.

*Target prefectures: Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama

3. Suntory Shirokaku

While maintaining the aroma structure of “Kakubin”, it has a light and refreshing taste derived from light-type grain base sake. “Shirokaku” is characterized by its dry, clean and sharp taste. The use of Hakushu Hogshead cask sake further refines the light flavor. It enhances the delicate flavors of food, making it an excellent match for Japanese cuisine.

Product name

Suntory Shirokaku
Sake typeBlended whisky
IngredientsMalt, Grain
Cask typeMainly Hakushu Hogshead casks
Number of bottlesLimited quantity
Strength40% (with a minimum of 2.5% alcohol)
PriceSuggested retail price: 1,397 yen (tax included)
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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