Category: Product Releases

BLACKADDER Chichibu 4yo Virgin American Oak Barrel Cask No.2862 63%

BLACKADDER Chichibu 4yo Virgin American Oak Barrel Cask No.2862 63%

Scotch bottler Blackadder has a new release coming up, this time a Chichibu 4yo cask, marking their third release for a Japanese whisky. And it has a hell of a descriptive name, “BLACKADDER Chichibu 4yo Virgin American Oak Barrel Cask No.2862 63%.” Anyway, previous releases […]

Komasa Gin from Komasa Jyozo coming July 28

Komasa Gin from Komasa Jyozo coming July 28

Kagoshima-based shochu maker Komasa Jyozo has a new gin coming soon called “Komasa Gin Sakurajima Komikan,” using komikans from the (very) active volano island of Sakurajima. A “komikan” is a smaller variety of mikan, also known as a satsuma. As a category it’s tough to […]

Marsmalt Le Papillon H.glaucippe liukiuensis Single Cask Japanese Whisky

Marsmalt Le Papillon H.glaucippe liukiuensis Single Cask Japanese Whisky

We wake up this morning to find that Mars Whisky’s fourth release in the Le Papillon series is “H.glaucippe liukiuensis,” a butterfly perhaps better known by the name Great Orange Tip. The whisky however is distilled in March 2014 in Shinshu, rested in a single […]

MOON GLOW Limited Edition 2018

MOON GLOW Limited Edition 2018

Wakatsuru Saburomaru Distillery is releasing their latest blended whisky tomorrow — it’s called MOON GLOW Limited Edition 2018. This time around it’s primarily using a 20 year malt mixed mixed with others at least 10 years of age. Only 6000 bottles of this will be […]

Suntory All-Free All-Time: clear non-alcoholic beer coming soon

Suntory All-Free All-Time: clear non-alcoholic beer coming soon

Here at nomunication.jp we don’t mention beer very often, let alone non-alcoholic beer, but Suntory Beer’s latest announcement is actually fairly exciting: they have a completely clear non-alcohol beer coming out on June 19. It’s called “All-Free All-Time” and as the name indicates, Suntory wants […]

Jameson Caskmates Tokyo Edition is Jameson+DevilCraft

Jameson Caskmates Tokyo Edition is Jameson+DevilCraft

Bar Times reports that Irish whisky brand Jameson is bringing out a Tokyo-only edition of their Caskmates whisky, appropriately named “Jameson Caskmates Tokyo Edition.” They’re doing so in collaboration with pizza/craft beer/gaijin hangout DevilCraft. The Caskmates series attempts to bring a slice of the craft […]

Suntory Haku Japanese Craft Vodka is coming

Suntory Haku Japanese Craft Vodka is coming

Suntory hasn’t announced it yet but it looks like they’re gearing up to launch “Haku,” a Japanese Craft Vodka. It’s 40% abv, made entirely from rice, and described as soft, round, and subtly sweet. I have no idea how it’s any different from their US-only Ao […]

Japan’s first single malt whisky now on Amazon Japan

Japan’s first single malt whisky now on Amazon Japan

Quick: name the first Japanese single malt whisky. Maybe you answered Yamazaki? Sorry, that wasn’t until 1984. Nope, It’s not Nikka either. Actually, Japan’s first single malt whisky was “Ocean Karuizawa,” released in 1976. Karuizawa Distillery itself opened in 1955, but 1976 was the first […]

Asta Morris Chichibu 6yo Bourbon Barrel 1st fill Cask No.1552 60.9%

Asta Morris Chichibu 6yo Bourbon Barrel 1st fill Cask No.1552 60.9%

The latest single cask Asta Morris release is from the Chichibu Distillery, this time using a good ol’ bourbon cask. Like Asta Morris’ previous Eigashima release, this one is again at a cask strength 60.6% abv, so look for it to go the extra mile. […]

Sapporo’s Benizakura Distillery now open, releases craft gin 9148

Sapporo’s Benizakura Distillery now open, releases craft gin 9148

Sapporo’s fresh new Benizakura Distillery has opened on April 26, and they’ve already released their first product: a craft gin called “9148.” Details are scarce at the moment, but judging by their Facebook page, it appears that some members of the public showed up for […]