Shizuoka 2017 Single Bourbon Cask No49 / Shinanoya

Opened in 2017, Shizuoka distillery is one of the youngest in Japan. It is located in the mountains around the city named Shizuoka and it is owned by Gaia Flow. It is on the banks of the Nakakouchi River in the Tamagawa District of Oku-Shizu, relatively close to iconic Mount Fuji.
The grain mill and one of their wash stills were bought over from the now legendary Karuizawa distillery,
which was dismantled in 2011. The equipment was purchased as is, with only one of the three Karuizawa stills still in use. The other two displayed are at the new distillery, as a tribute to Karuizawa.

This none peated whisky was distilled on 1st December 2017 and aged in single ex-Bourbon cask No 49. It was bottled at cask strength in May 2021 and made exclusive to Japanese spirit merchants, Shinanoya of Tokyo. This is one of 231 bottles.