Kagoshima's Kanosuke Distillery is set to launch a new series of single cask new borns. Beginning on September 1, they will be releasing one new bottle each month, only available directly from the distillery.
The series is named "Kanosuke Distillery Limited New Born." Each bottle will feature different permutations of the stills used, wood type of the casks, and of course the duration of the aging.
The first iteration in the series is:
Malt: UK non-peated malt
Yeast: Distiller's yeast (dried yeast)
Still: Miyake 6000L wash still, 3000L spirit still
Date: Distilled July 2018, bottled August 2019
Cask: Bourbon Cask
Yield: 1006 bottles
200ml, 48% abv, 2700 yen before tax
If that gets you in the mood, get your clickin' fingers ready by 10AM JST on September 1, 2019 as the bottle will launch on The Mellow Shop, Kanosuke's official distillery webstore. Sales will be on a first-come first-serve basis (not lottery) to residents of Japan, with a limit of 2 bottles per person.
Other bottles in the series are scheduled to launch on the 1st of the month, each month. Until when, we have no idea...
Towards the end of 2018 Kagoshima's Kanosuke Distillery released their first new born, dubbed simply Kanosuke New Born. I liked it quite a lot, so I'm looking forward to trying more from them soon!
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.