Kanosuke Distillery

Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength Limited Edition 2022

Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength Limited Edition 2022

Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength Limited Edition 2022 Kanosuke
  • Single malt Japanese whisky produced by Kanosuke Distillery in Kagoshima, Japan
  • Copper pot distilled
  • Non-age statement; aged minimum 3 years in a combination of re-charred Mellowed Kozuru rice shochu American oak casks, Oloroso sherry casks, and ex-bourbon casks
  • No coloring or other additives
  • Aromas of grated cinnamon bark and ripe plum transition to a robust palate of coffee, vanilla, and spicy oak with an assertive finish of black tea and clover honey
  • Double Gold medalist at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Limited 3,000 bottle US release
  • Non-chill filtered; bottled at cask strength of 59% ABV

In Kanosuke’s first distilling season, 180 barrels were filled—100 ex-Mellowed Kozuru rice shochu barrels, 50 ex-bourbon barrels, and 30 precious oloroso sherry casks. This 2022 limited edition single malt blends these barrels to bring the sherry casks into the fore to complement the shochu and bourbon barrels.

Info

Vintage:
NV
Country:
Japan
Region:
Kagoshima
Spirit Type:
Japanese Whisky
Spirit Sub Type:
Single Malt / Malt / Pure Malt

Sizes Available

Full Bottle JP-XKN-02-22 6/700ml

Tasting Notes

Copper pot distilled by Kanosuke Distillery in Kagoshima, Japan, Kanosuke Limited Edition 2022 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky is the result of over three years of patience. In Kanosuke’s first distilling season, 180 barrels were filled—100 ex-Mellowed Kozuru rice shochu barrels, 50 ex-bourbon barrels, and 30 precious, Oloroso sherry casks. This non-age-statement whisky reflects a blend of these barrels that highlights the sherry casks to complement the shochu and bourbon barrels.

Bottled at cask strength without coloring or other additives, the resulting spirit exudes aromas of grated cinnamon bark and ripe plum, transitioning to a robust palate of coffee, vanilla, and spicy oak with an assertive finish of black tea and clover honey. With 3,000 bottles available to the US, the wait is over—this exciting new distillery finally has enough matured whisky to share with the world, so don’t miss out! Non-chill filtered; 59% ABV.

Press & Reviews

San Francisco Spirits Comp
Score
11
Date
2023-04-27