Category: Product Releases

Suntory Japanese Craft Liqueur Kanade is official

Suntory Japanese Craft Liqueur Kanade is official

Suntory has now officially unveiled the lineup of “Kanade” Japanese Craft Liqueurs that we reported on a few weeks back. That is: Japanese Craft Liqueur Kanade Matcha Japanese Craft Liqueur Kanade Yuzu Japanese Craft Liqueur Kanade White Peach This move allows Suntory to offer an […]

KISS Rock Legends Sake Series

KISS Rock Legends Sake Series

“KISS Japanese Sake” is now a thing that exists. The legendary rock group has teamed up with Tower Records to release a slew of new sakes sporting KISS labels and livery. The first 4 sakes in the series are: KISS Detroit Rock City by Okunomatsu […]

I just funded this Single Cask Awamori project. Wait, single cask what?

I just funded this Single Cask Awamori project. Wait, single cask what?

Every once in a while something alcohol-related and interesting pops up on Japanese crowdfunding sites. One such project that I came across this past weekend is for the “ToRETOUR CASK,” basically an effort to buy a single cask of awamori, bottle it, then distribute it. […]

Black Chai Gin from Brown Sugar 1st.

Black Chai Gin from Brown Sugar 1st.

Japan-based organic food brand Brown Sugar 1st has teamed up with Royal Warrant-holder London & Scottish International to bring along a gin called “Black Chai Gin.” So no, it’s not actually a Japanese craft gin, given it’s not distilled in Japan. Instead it’s being distilled […]

Suntory announces The Yamazaki Neko Cask 2019 edition, celebrating our feline friends

Suntory announces The Yamazaki Neko Cask 2019 edition, celebrating our feline friends

Suntory’s Yamazaki Distillery, the first whisky distillery in Japan, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023. As a result, we expect several limited edition releases to come out of the distillery to commemorate the occasion. This is similar to how Nikka announced their Limited Edition 2019 […]

Japanese Craft Gin Tsukusu from Nishi Shuzo

Japanese Craft Gin Tsukusu from Nishi Shuzo

Another Kagoshima-based shochu maker is joining the Japanese craft gin movement. This time around it’s called “Japanese Craft Gin Tsukusu” and comes out of Nishi Shuzo, a fairly well-known maker with a history going back to 1845. As we discussed a few weeks back, Kagoshima […]

Suntory’s Japanese Craft Liqueur Kanade

Suntory’s Japanese Craft Liqueur Kanade

Suntory is set to launch a new line of liqueurs on June 4, 2019 under a brand named “Japanese Craft Liqueur Kanade.” While we don’t have any images of the bottles just yet, we do have some details on what flavors the first three releases […]

Komasa Gin Hojicha

Komasa Gin Hojicha

Kagoshima-based Komasa Jyozo has officially released the next expression of their gin from the Hioki Distillery. Dubbed Komasa Gin Hojicha, this one drops the citrus of the original, and instead focuses on hojicha as the main botanical. For those not familiar, hojicha is essentially roasted […]

Three new Mars single malt whiskies

Three new Mars single malt whiskies

Three new single malt whiskies out of Mars Whisky’s Shinshu Distillery! All available now. From left to right we have: Mars Malt Le Papillon C. thyodamas is the latest entry in the butterfly series of single cask, single malt whiskies. This release comes out of […]

Harry Cranes Craft Highball

Harry Cranes Craft Highball

It must be highball week or something, since another of Japan’s smaller whisky distilleries has announced the release of a RTD highball. This time it’s out of Toyoma’s Wakatsuru Saburomaru Distillery, and named the “Harry Cranes Craft Highball.” Harry Cranes… I think of this guy: […]