Asaka Distillery, Aril Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Reserve, Batch 01, Barrel No. 21236 & 21241 Genshu (Cask Strength) Single Malt Whisky, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan 124pf
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ONLY 1,000 Bottles in the United States
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At the end of December 2019, the Asaka Distillery, which belongs to Sasanokawa Shuzo, launched its first single malt on the Japanese market, which sold out within hours. In total, only 1500 bottles were filled.
For the US market, the Asaka Distillery launched its first single malt cask strength (Genshu) at the beginning of August 2022 marking the beginning of August Moon and a new beginning for Asaka Distillery in the United States. Releasing only 1,000 bottles from this Single Batch from two hand select barrels.
Batch 01 of this Bourbon Cask Genshu whisky from this distillery knows what this 3+ year-old single has in terms of potential.
Highlights of this bottling are:
— Distilled and Matured in Japan
— Finished in Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) Wine Barrels
— Non-Chill Filtered
— No Carmel Added
— Cask Strength (Genshu, is an homage to Cask Strength in Sake Terms)
Sasanokawa Shuzo the parent company has been producing sake since 1765, however, after WWII, the Yamaguchi family obtained a distilling license and started to make Japanese Whisky. They are one of the original and part of Japanese Whisky royalty.
Only one bottle per person per household.
Robb Report: This New Single Malt Brings Together the Art of Japanese Whisky and California Winemaking