[Lottery starts on December 25th] Single Malt Tsunuki 2024 Edition (Hombo Shuzo)

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Hombo Shuzo has received information about the lottery for the Single Malt Tsunuki 2024 Edition. The application period is from December 25 to January 12.

Last year’s 2023 Edition won the [SFWSC 2023 Best of class (world’s highest award) in the Japanese whisky category], and Single Malt Tsunuki 6th Anniversary of Mars Tsunuki Distillery won the WWA Single Malt Non-Age Tsunuki Distillery has received high acclaim outside of Japan as well, winning the category winner (highest award in the category) in the WWA single malt non-age category.


1. About the lottery application

Lottery will be held on the official website of Hombo Shuzo.

Click here for the application page.

Application period: Friday, January 12, 10:00 AM.
Lottery results: The date of the results announcement is yet to be determined. In the past, “only the winners” were contacted by the e-mail address entered during the application process.

2. Single Malt Tsunuki 2023 Edition

Product name

Single Malt Tsunuki 2024 Edition
Sake typeSingle malt Japanese whisky

Malt (made in Japan)

Cask typeBourbon casks, sherry casks, etc.
Number of bottlesLimited to 48,200 bottles
Degree of alcohol content50%
PriceSuggested retail price: 9,020 yen (tax included)
Place of production

Mars Tsunuki Distillery

ManufacturerHombo Shuzo Co.

3. About Mars Tsunuki Distillery

Mars Tsunuki Distillery

Location6594, Kaseda-Tsunuki, Minami-Satsuma City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 899-3611, Japan
Start of operation2016

Tsunukiin Kaseda, Minamisatsuma City. “The Mars Tsunuki Distillery”, the southernmost whisky distillery on the mainland, is located in the green mountains southwest of Satsuma Peninsula.

Tsunuki, located in the southwestern part of the Satsuma Peninsula, is in a long basin along the Kaseda River, a tributary of the Manose River. Surrounded by Mt. Kurata (475m) to the east and Mt. Nagaya (513m) to the west, the basin-like topography makes the summers hot and the winters cold, which are extremely severe in South Satsuma.
The area has a natural environment that is a “blessing from nature” with good water resources (Mt. Kurata spring water), and is known as “Tsunuki Mikan” (mandarin orange), which is cultivated by effectively utilizing the mountain slope.
Blessed with a mild climate and good water resources, Tsunuki is the birthplace of the Honbo Sake Brewery. It has been more than 100 years since the brewery started making shochu using Satsuma sweet potatoes, one of Satsuma’s representative specialties.
Reference: Mars Tsunuki Distillery 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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