The Last Drop, “Curators of the World’s Most Remarkable Spirits,” have gotten their hands on a single cask of 20 to 40-year-old blended Japanese malt whisky from the likes of Hanyu. 177 bottles are slated for release in the US.No. 25 in The Last Drop’s collection will be the company’s first-ever Japanese whisky. It’s a blended malt from Hanyu and other famed distilleries, distilled and matured entirely in Japan.
What other distilleries? They haven’t said. My guess is Karuizawa and/or Kawasaki, given the ages in the blend of 20 to 40 years.
Interestingly, it’s also apparently a 60% abv single cask bottling, with only 177 bottles available. Since the malts are from different distilleries and have different ages, The Last Drop is probably talking about a marriage cask. That single cask was an ex-Sherry one, too, making it “expressive and complex, but remarkably fresh for its age.”
No word on release date or price, but yeah, I can’t imagine it being very affordable for the average drinker.
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Hi Richard, can’t be Kawasaki, I think. They only did grain, right, not single malt and this is a blended malt.
I agree Karuizawa is definitely more likely but Kawasaki started making malt whisky in 1958. Their grain operation started about a decade later.
Could also be some Mars whisky. Since they still do have 20+ year releases from their old distillery.