Liquor shop Liquor Mountain is now taking pre-orders online and in-store for their new collaboration with Hombo Shuzo, dubbed Single Malt Komagatake Y's Cask.
It's been 4 years since the renovation of the pot stills at Hombo Shuzo's Mars Shinshu Distillery. But from what I can tell that happened in November of 2014. This whisky, however, pretty clearly says it was distilled in January 2014. So if you must have a whisky that was created on the older still crafted by Iwai-san himself, get on it.
It's aged 4 years in bourbon barrels, comes in at 61% abv, and will be sold at 700ml for 10,476 yen after tax. Shipments should begin around March 23. No tasting notes yet!
Whiskey Richard is the founder of nomunication.jp, and has been saying he has lived in Japan for ten years for the past four years. He enjoys drinking basically anything except straight-up Campari.