Shizuoka Pot Still K Single Malt Whisky

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.

The Shizuoka Pot Still K follows from its popular predecessor, the Prologue K. Distilled from half imported malt and half home-grown malt, it was then aged for 3 years in bourbon barrels, before being bottled. It brings a fantastic range of notes to the table.

    Nose:    Fruity sherry, spices.

    Taste:    Strong start, sweet, plum, spicy, some oak and some fruit acid.

    Finish:    Medium length and spicy.