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Kanosuke Newborn 2020 Peated

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Distilled using peated malt from England. Stored in white oak barrels, this is the third version of the Kanosuke Newborn.

This single malt Newborn is casked from whiskey stock distilled in August 2018.

Released on September 16, 2020.


The Bottle

Bottled at cask strength after 24 months of storage.

Single malt newborn, casked from whiskey stock distilled in August 2018.

The wash is distilled in a first distillation kettle using peated malt from England and fermented with distillery yeast. The resulting low wine is called Kanosuke. The resulting low wine is then distilled in one of the distillery’s two re-distillation kettles, which produces a more bodied quality. The raw spirit is then casked in white oak barrels and stored for 24 months in the Kanosuke distillery’s sea breezy cellar before being bottled at cask strength.

Please enjoy the peaty, bold, yet delicate sweetness of the sake. (From the manufacturer’s website)



Nose Cashew nuts, pears, peaches, vanilla
Taste Sweet, tidal, huckleberry, woodiness
Aftertaste Pleasantly peaty, followed by bitter sweetness



Alcohol content 58%
by alcohol Single Malt Newborn
Barrel type Peated malt
Contents 200ml
Number of bottles sold Not disclosed
Suggested retail price 3,850 yen (tax included)
Release date September 16, 2020



Our Take

The aroma is fruity and slightly sweet. In the mouth, there is a tingling sensation from the alcohol, but not as strong as I expected, and you can feel just a hint of peat. When water is added, the fruity taste becomes more pronounced, and it ends with a slight sweetness.

We also have Kanosuke Newborn in our store in 2018 and 2019. We also have the 2018 and 2019 versions of the Kanosuke Newborn in our store. The barrels in which they were aged are different, and the flavors are quite different.


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