Distillery: Hanyu and Kawasaki (Closed)
Age: 1990 vintage and 1982 vintage (bottled in 2016)
Size: 700 ml
This rare whisky is a fantastic vatting by Mr. Ichiro Akuto, from two single casks from two lost distilleries, a Hanyu 1990 vintage and a Kawasaki 1982 vintage. This is a special bottling to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Kiyosato Field Ballet.
Kawasaki distillery was owned by Mercian Corporation, also the owners of the Karuizawa Distillery, which focused on Malt whisky, while Kawasaki focused on Grain whisky. Located in Kawasaki Prefecture between Tokyo and Yokohama, Kawasaki Distillery used 90% corn and 10% malted barley in Refill Sherry Butts and Demerara Rum casks. Mercian became a part of Kirin Holdings in the 2000s and Karuizawa and Kawasaki were both closed. After being closed, most of inventory of casks were stored in the Yamanashi warehouse and bought by Mr. Ichiro Akuto in 2006.
700 bottles were released in 2016. Rated 91+ on Whiskybase across more than 20 reviews.