KANEKOU Japanese Single Malt Single Cask Whisky New Born Series No. 1

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The first release in the Kanekou Japanese Single Malt Whisky New Born Series is the result of the devoted work of master distiller Naoya Shinzato, the seventh-generation owner of Shinzato Distiller. He inherited the brewing techniques of his family distillery with 175 years of history to create his first single malt whisky.

New Born No.1 is a Japanese single malt whisky made from imported British Two-Row Malt, carefully sweetened, fermented and distilled with a century of traditional craftsmanship. Only 60% of the original spirit is extracted and matured for one year in a carefully selected fresh Spanish sherry cask.

Shinzato is located in Okinawa, the only region with subtropical climate in Japan. The island is favored with a hot and humid climate all year round, with abundant sunshine and surrounded by subtropical waters. This advantageous climate accelerates the speed of whisky maturation in oak casks like magic, which instantly gives it a thick and heavy flavor that tickles your taste buds.

Kanekou Japanese Single Malt Single Cask Whisky New Born Series No. 1 is an uncompromising spirit in a bottle without chill-filtration or caramel coloring. The rich aroma and layered taste will certainly exceed your expectations.

Tasting Notes
Color: Russet
Nose: Toffee aroma with dark fruit notes such as raisins, plums, and vanilla. Pleasant woody aroma from the Spanish sherry cask.
Palate: Sweet and balanced with a layered spicy taste. Strong sweetness from the dark fruits with notes of oak wood.
Finish: Dark fruit taste with a hint of wood lingers on the palate.

Spanish sherry oak cask / Cask No. 422
ABV: 62%
Volume: 700mL
Number of bottles: 288
Distillation date: 2020 / 11.
Bottling date: 2021 / 11