Single Cask whisky Okayama 2023 WINE CASK STRENGTH is now available by lottery from Miyashita-Shuzo, Okayama Distillery. Features, price and how to apply for the lottery are explained.
- About the lottery application
- 2. single cask whisky Okayama 2023 WINE CASK STRENGTH Features
- 3. Manufacturer
- Lastly: Recommended Books on Japanese Whisky
About the lottery application
Miyashita Shuzo is accepting lottery applications for “Single Cask whisky Okayama 2023 WINE CASK STRENGTH” prior to the limited sale of 50 bottles.
The application period is from September 5, 2023 to September 24, 2023.
To apply, you must register as a member of the online store.
2. single cask whisky Okayama 2023 WINE CASK STRENGTH Features
Aged for 3 years and 3 months in old casks of “Amarone” wine produced in Veneto, Italy, which is made after the harvested grapes are dried in the shade. You will enjoy its rich aroma reminiscent of dried fruits such as raisins and apricots, bitter chocolate-like sweetness and richness, and concentrated flavor.
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|Single Cask whisky Okayama 2023 WINE CASK STRENGTH
|Single malt Japanese whisky
|Aromane wine casks
|Number of bottles
|Limited to 50 bottles (planned quantity for internet sales)
|Degree of alcohol content
|60% (planned quantity to be sold via the Internet)
|Suggested retail price: 55,000 yen (tax included)
|Place of production
|Miyashita Shuzo Co.
Miyashita Shuzo Co.
|Head office location
|184 Nishigawara, Naka-ku, Okayama 703-8258
|184 Nishigawara, Naka-ku, Okayama 703-8258
|Start of operation
|2015 (whisky production license was obtained in 2011)
Miyashita-Kamezo founded the distillery in 1915 in Tamano, Okayama Prefecture.
In 1967, in search of better water, the brewery was relocated to Nishigawara, Naka-ku, Okayama City, on the banks of the Asahigawa River, one of the three major rivers in Okayama.
Asahigawa’s subsoil water is pumped up from 100 meters underground and used for brewing. The brewery is located near Korakuen Garden, one of the three most famous gardens in Japan, and Omachi Cold Spring, selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan, providing a favorable brewing environment.
1915 Miyashita Kamezo I started brewing sake in Tamano City.
1983: Started shochu production
1995 Chugoku region’s first locally brewed beer “Doppo” was released.
2011 Obtained a license to produce whisky.
2015 100th anniversary of the company’s founding
whisky distillation equipment (pot still) introduced
2016 Craft gin Okayama released
2017 whisky Okayama put on sale
185-1 Nishigawara, Naka-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
For more information about Okayama Distillery, please see also here↓.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.