Kanosuke Distillery

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Kanosuke Distillery is located along Fukiagehama Beach (the longest sand beach in Japan) in Kagoshima Prefecture and shares a street, in fact, with Tsunuki Distillery, the second distillery built by our friends from Hombo Shuzo (Mars Japanese Whiskies). Founded in 2017 by respected Shochu producer Komasa Jozo Co., the distillery employs three pot stills, all with different neck shapes and lyne arm angles that allow endless variation for layering and blending complex distillates. Though the East China Sea along this dune-draped coast is calm in summertime, fierce winter winds can whip up the sea waters, creating unique climate variations within the prefecture’s subtropical climate. This beautiful location has become a notable point on Japan’s whisky map and Kanosuke contributes to the category’s narrative with “newborn” whiskies-in-progress and ambitious plans for future releases.