Kanosuke Single Malt Whisky is an aromatic and complex single malt from Japan's south, produced by the still young Kanosuke Distillery, whose parent company, however, has a 150-year tradition in the production of spirits. The Kanosuke is the first standard bottling of the company, and is characterized by exotic notes of caramel and banana and tea with lemon.
Kanosuke Distillery was established in 2017. The parent company is Komasa Jozo, which has been producing award-winning, high-quality honkaku shochus since 1883. The distillery is located in the town of Hioki in Kagoshima Prefecture, right on Japan's Fukiagehama Beach, one of the longest sandy beaches in Japan's south. Because of this, the distillery chose the motif of a sunset over the East China Sea for the label of Kanosuke Single Malt Whisky.
The biggest advantage of the distillery is that they have three pot stills - most work with two pot stills. Differently shaped thereby the necks and Lyne Arms, which allows the producers a variant-rich burning and leads to a special depth and multi-faceted flavors of the whiskey. The Kanosuke Single Malt matures in American Oak Casks, which were pre-aged with the famous "Mellowed Kozuru" Shochu.
The result is smooth and exotic, and ranges in flavor from caramel to banana and tea with lemon to honey quince candy, cinnamon, ginger as well as a hint of smoked nuts. The finish shows with a subtle bitterness and sweetness, and slowly fades.
By the way, the Kanosuke Single Malt Whisky was awarded the gold medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition 2023 (SFWSC).
Aroma: honey, banana, tea with lemon, caramel
Taste: honey quince candy, spicy Japanese Nikki cinnamon, ginger and a hint of smoked nuts.
Finish: Refined, persistent sweetness and bitterness.
Net quantity: 700 ml
Alk.: 43% vol
Dispensing only to persons of legal age
About Kanosuke Distillery
Kanosuke Distillery was established in 2017. 'The parent company is Komasa Jozo, which has been producing multiple award-winning and high-quality honkaku shochus, Japan's traditional spirit, since 1883. The distillery is picturesquely located in the town of Hioki in Kagoshima Prefecture, right on Japan's Fukiagehama Beach, one of the longest sandy beaches in Japan's south.
The conditions for maturing whisky are ideal in Kagoshima Prefecture. Summers of up to 40°C and winters of about 4°C provide large temperature differences throughout the year. This helps to accelerate the maturation process of the whiskey.