Kanosuke Artist Edition #002

¥36,000.00

Kanosuke Artist Edition #002 is crafted at the renowned Kanosuke Distillery in Japan. This single malt whisky is born from unpeated malts. Aged for a minimum of 3 years in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, it retains its natural character thanks to unchill filtration. Bottled at a robust 50% ABV, it promises a full-bodied experience.

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Kanosuke Artist Edition #002 Bottling Note

Kanosuke Artist Edition #002 is crafted at the renowned Kanosuke Distillery in Japan. This single malt whisky is born from unpeated malts. Aged for a minimum of 3 years in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, it retains its natural character thanks to unchill filtration. Bottled at a robust 50% ABV, it promises a full-bodied experience.

This limited-edition release boasts a numbered series, highlighting its exclusivity. The label itself is a work of art, featuring the work of photographer Yuna Yagi. Inspired by the five elements concept, her design captures the essence of “fire.”

Kanosuke Artist Edition #002 Tasting note

Nose: The first encounter ignites the senses with a vibrant wave of dried fruit. Sun-kissed raisins and plump figs dominate the initial aroma, followed by a hint of candied orange peel adding a delightful citrusy twist. Beneath the sweetness lies a subtle earthiness, reminiscent of damp forest floor and leather-bound books, hinting at the whisky’s depth.

Palate: The initial burst on the tongue is surprisingly smooth despite the bottling strength. A wave of concentrated sweetness washes over, echoing the notes of raisins and figs detected on the nose. Hints of spice, like cinnamon and clove, emerge, adding a pleasant warmth that lingers. Underlying the sweetness, a subtle nuttiness emerges, akin to walnuts and almonds, adding a touch of complexity.

Finish: The finish lingers long and satisfyingly. The sweetness gradually fades, revealing a touch of dark chocolate bitterness and a whisper of coffee grounds. A gentle oaky spice lingers on the tongue, reminding you of the whisky’s journey within the cask.

Overall: The Kanosuke Artist Edition #002 is a captivating single malt that showcases the exceptional influence of Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. The balance between rich sweetness, subtle spice, and underlying nuttiness is truly remarkable. While the young age (minimum 3 years) is evident in the initial smoothness, the lack of chill filtration allows the whisky’s natural character to shine through, offering a glimpse of its potential for further development. This limited-edition release is a unique offering for whisky enthusiasts seeking a distinctive expression with a touch of artistic flair.

Kanosuke Artist Edition #002 Details

Name Single Malt Kanosuke Artist Edition #002
Distillery/Brand Kanosuke Distillery
Style Single Malt Japanese Whisky
Region Japan
Age Minimum 3 years
Cask Type Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butts
Volume 700 ml
Alcohol 50% ABV (Alcohol by Volume)
Released March 2023
Availability Limited Edition

Additional information

Weight 2.0 kg

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