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Founded in 2017 by the respected Shochu distillery Komasa Jyozo and situated along Fukiagehama Beach (the longest sand beach in Japan) in Kagoshima Prefecture. Konosuke is inspired by the idyllic views and fragrant sea breeze of the East China Sea. Founder, Yoshitsugu Komasa, strives to craft whisky equally as relaxing, leading to the distillery’s motto “Mellow Land, Mellow Whisky.”

Named for second-generation distiller Kanosuke Kosama, Kanosuke Distillery became operational in 2018, employing three Miyake copper pot stills, all with differing neck shapes and lyne arm angles that allow endless variation for layering and blending complex distillates. Though the sea along this dune-draped coast is calm in the summertime, fierce winter winds create unique climate variations within the prefecture’s subtropical climate. Drastic seasonal temperature fluctuations form ideal whisky maturation conditions and the proximity to the coastal sea spray imbues these aging sticks with minerality and salinity.


This is the flagship single malt for Kanosuke after their initial limited edition releases.

– 100% malted barley, lightly peated
– Double-distilled using a combination of Kanosuke’s three Miyake copper pot stills
– Aged an average of 3–5 years in a combination of re-charred Mellowed Kozuru rice shochu American oak casks, sherry casks, and ex-bourbon casks

Brand Tasting Notes: Delicate aromas of banana, lemon cake, and Japanese confection precede a rich palate of subtle ginger spice, candied quince, and camp smoke with a finish of salty sea air.

Holly’s Tasting Notes: Chocolate-covered cherries, flat cherry Dr. Pepper soda, creamy almost like a root beer float. The palate is silky with vanilla pudding, strawberries, some baking spice, and angel food cake.

  • Bottle Size700
  • DistilleryKanosuke
  • StyleJapanese Whisky
  • RegionJapan
  • ABV48%
  • Country of OriginJapan
  • Cask StrengthNo
  • Cask TypeAmerican Oak
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