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  • 2020.03.06
    Notice of Temporary Suspension of Distillery Visits to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

    As reported in the media, cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 have been spreading. In response, as a precautionary measure, we will temporarily suspend tours of Kanosuke Distillery.
    As the situation changes, we will promptly announce any updates on our website, etc.
    The Distillery Shop will remain open, but we ask visitors to use the alcohol disinfectant provided to disinfect hands and fingers when entering the premises.
    Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.

    Komasa Jyozo Co., Ltd.

  • 2020.02.14
    World Whiskies Awards 2020, Best Japanese New Make Winner

    The World Whiskies Awards select the best of each recognized style category amongst entries from across the world. Kanosuke Distillery’s KANOSUKE NEW BORN 2019 was announced as the 2020 winner of the Best Japanese New Make taste category.
    Along with our gratitude to everyone who drank it, we promise to continue to push forwards in our whisky-making craft.

  • 2019.12.28

    Komasa Jyozo Co., Ltd. Kanosuke Distillery will begin accepting KANOSUKE OWNERS CLUB applications from January 15, 2020.
    「KANOSUKE OWNERS CLUB」is a system in which after applying to join the OWNERS CLUB, a 28-liter barrel will be filled with new make spirit and matured at Kanosuke Distillery for 3 years, after which it will be bottled and sent to the owner.
    The final product can be shipped to any location within Japan. Please note that we cannot ship overseas.

  • 2019.09.25
    Joryu-sai 2019 Details

    More details regarding our Joryu-sai 2019 to be held on Sunday, November 3, have been decided.
    Visitors will have a one-day-only opportunity to fill your own bottle from a cask with purchase of “KANOSUKE NEW BORN Hand-Fill Bottle,” don’t miss this chance!
    This year we will also be offering complimentary tastings of whisky, gin, and shochu.
    At the main venue of Kanosuke Distillery, there will be original cocktails by guest bartenders, a seminar with tasting included, a food court, stage events, and kids events.
    At the Hioki Distillery sub-venue, there will be exciting events including last year’s hit sweet potato tasting and “all-you-can-stuff” bags of sweet potatoes to take home, free tours of the shochu production facility, etc.
    We’re looking forward to seeing you all.

  • 2019.09.25
    Kanosuke Distillery Limited New Born, On Sale

    In addition to being available for purchase at the Kanosuke Distillery Shop since August 10th, Kanosuke New Born will become available from our online shop in limited quantity from 10:00am on September 1st.
    Product details:
    Available beginning at 10:00am on the first of every month on a first-come, first-served basis, while stocks last.
    Sale begins: 10:00am on September 1st, 2019
    Quantity: 30 bottles per month
    Purchase limit: 2 bottles per person
    *Please note that we cannot accept telephone orders.
    *delivery only in Japan

  • 2019.04.24
    Special prizes at Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition

    We got double special prizes from Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition.
    KANOSUKE NEW BORN 2018 won Best New Comer and KANOSUKE DISTILLERY got Best Japanese Craft Distillery of the Year. We are incredibly pleased and proud New Born and Kanosuke Distillery have received such an honor, and it encourages us in our future whisky-making.
    TWSC 2019 WEB SITE

  • 2019.03.29
    World Whiskies Awards 2019, We won!

    KANOSUKE NEW POT wins Best Japanese New Make on World Whisky Awards 2019.
    Thank you for your big support!
    WWA2019 WEB SITE

  • 2018.12.18
    Kyoto Whisky Party 2019 Crowdfunding Information

    In advance of Kyoto Whisky Party 2019, which will be held next year on April 14th, we are seeking everyone’s support through crowdfunding.
    As a benefit of becoming a “Kaisai Supporter”, you will have the privilege of hand-filling your own bottle of Kanosuke Distillery’s NEW POT directly from the bourbon and sherry casks, produced by Kyoto’s famous barrel-makers Ariake Sangyo. Of course, you can then take your bottle home! ※Pour the whisky from the cask by yourself, label it, and create your own original bottle.
    Please take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity. (Quantities are limited.)
    For further information (Japanese language only):

  • 2018.11.22
    Whisky Festival 2018 in Tokyo

    On Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th, Kanosuke Distillery will be exhibiting at Whisky Festival 2018 in Tokyo.
    The biggest Japanese whisky event of the year will be held over two days for the first time in its history.
    At this year’s Kanosuke booth, tastings will be available of three varieties of New Pot and New Born (white oak, sherry, bourbon), Mellow Kozuru from our shochu distillery, and our craft gin KOMASA GIN.
    As the event will take place during a three-day weekend, we expect that there will be many visitors, and we hope you can take the time to stop by the Kanosuke booth!
    ■Official website (Japanese language only):
    ■Tickets (Japanese language only):

  • 2018.11.01
    Release of KANOSUKE NEW BORN

    Quality Report for NEWBORN, available for pre-sale at Kanosuke Distillery Shop on November 10th.

    We checked the current maturation status and flavor of the non-peat whisky which was barreled in re-charred white oak casks in February 2018.
    Feeling like New Pot, with a sweet and sour aroma like ripe berries that is wrapped in the fragrance of the wooden barrel, it seems like it has been aging for longer than only 8 months. The flavor, which spreads in your mouth and is pleasantly oily, has its sweetness emphasized when a small amount of water is added, and this softness also contrasts its young age. The 6 barrels which were selected this time will be extracted in late October, and bottled for pre-sale at the Kanosuke Distillery Shop (on-site and online) in early November.