2020.06.18Announcement of Resuming Distillery Tours and Request to Visitors
With the announcement that the restriction of travel across prefectural borders, which had been requested as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, will be lifted on June 19th, Kanosuke Distillery will resume distillery tours as follows:
Scheduled date for tours to resume: Friday, June 19, 2020
◎Precautions to prevent infections
・Please bring and wear a mask.
Please also keep as much distance as possible from other customers within the distillery.
・Alcohol disinfectant is provided at the entrance to the facility.
Please use it to sanitize your hands when entering the building.
・Please refrain from entering the premises if you have cold symptoms, or a fever of 37.5℃/99.5°F or higher, or are accompanying anyone with these symptoms.
Please cooperate with staff as they take your temperature upon entering.
・Disposable plastic cups will be used in the tasting room.
2020.03.31Notice of Temporary Closure of Kanosuke Distillery
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Japan, all facilities at Kanosuke Distillery including the shop and garden will be temporarily closed beginning April 1st until further notice.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we appreciate your understanding and cooperation. A reopening date, including resumption of distillery tours, will be announced via our website, mail magazine, etc.
※The online shop will operate as normal.
2020.03.13Method of Online Sales for NEW BORN Kanosuke Distillery Limited Bottles
A limited quantity of our NEW BORN Kanosuke Distillery Limited Bottle has been made available for purchase on the first of every month from our online store, THE MELLOW SHOP. However, we received much more interest than anticipated, and each month’s supply has sold out within the first one or two minutes.
We deeply apologize to everyone who intended to purchase our product but have been unable to.
Based on this situation, the sales method will be changed to a lottery system as of April 1st, and the purchase limit will also be reduced to one bottle per person.
◇Sales method：Lottery after application
◇Application period：First of every month, 10:00 AM～ 5:00 PM
◇Purchase limit：1 bottle
Lottery winners will be sent a URL from which to purchase the product.
Accepted payment methods are cash on delivery or credit card only.
※Please note that if the name on the application form and the name of the purchaser do not match, or if multiple purchases are processed under the same name from the purchase URL, the transactions will be invalid.
*delivery only in Japan
2020.03.06Notice 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.
2020.02.14World 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.
2019.12.28KANOSUKE OWNERS CLUB Information
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.
2019.09.25Joryu-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.
2019.09.25Kanosuke 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: https://komasakanosuke.sakura.ne.jp/kanosukeen/special/newborn2019le/
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
2019.04.24Special 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
2019.03.29World 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