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Amahagan World Malt Edition No.1

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AMAHAGAN World Malt Edition No.1″, the first blended malt from Nagahama Distillery

AMAHAGAN World Malt Edition No. 1 is the first in a series of blended malts created with a focus on blending, one of the most important steps in whisky making, in preparation for the future release of a single malt. The name “AMAHAGAN” is derived from the Romanization of the word “Nagahama”.


The Bottle

A blend of imported malt whisky, mainly Scottish Highland malt, and malt whisky from the Nagahama Distillery

AMAHAGAN World Malt Edition No.1 is an exquisite blend of Nagahama Distillery’s malts based on overseas malt whisky. It is bottled at a high alcohol content of 47 degrees to make the most of its malty flavor. Please enjoy the taste created by the new challenge of Nagahama Distillery.



Fragrance Rounded malt aroma from the Nagahama malt and sweet vanilla aroma with a horniness
Taste It is a complex combination of fruity and deepness reminiscent of orange chocolate. The richness of the malt is also evident
Aftertaste After the full-bodied stimulation, you can feel a gorgeous aftertaste in the nose.



Alcohol contents 47%
Type Blended Malt
Barrel type
Contents 700ml
Number of Bottles
Suggested Retail Price 5,390yen(4,900yen excluding tax)
Release Date 4th December 2018




Our Take

Amahagan World Malt Edition No.1 is a whisky that can be enjoyed even by whisky beginners because it is less smoky and has a strong fruity flavor with a full-bodied taste unique to malt.

The Nagahama Distillery started operation in November 2016, and the number of pot stills has been increased from two at the time of establishment to three.

The Nagahama Distillery has been releasing three types of single malts aged for three years (Bourbon Cask, Oloroso Sherry Cask, and Quercus Cask) in May 2020, and is planning to release its first three-year-old heavy peated malt in 2021, which is very exciting.

There is no doubt that the blending techniques of the AMAHAGAN series, which has been released since 2018, will continue to be used to the fullest in the future. This is a distillery that continues to try things that can only be achieved by being a craft distillery, so I think it is a promising distillery to keep an eye on.



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