Kanosuke Single Malt
Kanosuke Single Malt is the distillery’s first standard bottling and is matured in American oak casks previously filled with the famous “Mellowed Kozuru” Shochu, traditional Japanese spirit from Kanosuke’s parent company.
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KANOSUKE DISTILLERY overlooks Japan’s longest sandy beach, a beautiful white strip that stretches as far as the eye can see. This is Fukiagehama, one of the country’s three largest dunes, which stretches about 50 kilometers north to south through three municipalities: Ichikikushikino, Hioki and Minamisatsuma. The East China Sea is calm in summer, but the harsh winter winds occasionally whip up the sea water, creating a unique climate in the warm Kagoshima Prefecture. The region is blessed with an abundance of crystal clear groundwater, filtered and purified as it flows down the Shirasu Plateau.
Kanosuke Distillery began operations in 2017. The distillery is located among a series of buildings on a spacious 9,000 square meter site along Fukiagehama Beach on the west coast of Kagoshima Prefecture. The two-story, U-shaped distillery houses all the distilling equipment and has a bar with a beautiful view and a shop offering original Kanosuke merchandise. Visitors to the distillery can see up close how Kanosuke whisky is made.
One of the main advantages of the distillery is that it has three pot-stills instead of two, which is usual for craft distilleries of similar size around the world. Each of the three pot stills has different neck shapes and zip arm angles. Both by using different pot stills for re-distillation and by mixing new make spirits from different stills, Kanosuke can offer whisky with richer taste and aroma.
Nose: honey, banana, tea with lemon, caramel
Palate: Honey quince candy, spicy Japanese Nikki cinnamon, ginger and hints of smoked nuts.
Finish: Refined, lingering sweetness and bitterness.