Big surprise in the Japanese whisky world, Chichibu and Mars Whisky have exchanged casks and unveil today their blended malts Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries 2021 Chichibu X Komagatake, and Mars Whisky Malt Duo Komagatake X Chichibu 2021 !
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Suntory has just announced on the sly the release of a peaty version of its single malt Hakushu, but beware there won't be enough for everyone ; you'll have to live in Japan and incidentally speak Japanese, but above all be lucky, very lucky...
In addition to Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021, a sakura cask-matured version of the House's emblematic blend, Suntory also announced the launch of a Yamazaki Limited Edition 2021 single malt !
Announced for May 2021, Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021 is the new limited edition of Suntory's famous blend which, as its name suggests, is a tribute to the flowering of cherry trees, one of the most traditional events in Japan.
Presented in France at the Whisky Live Paris 2017 end of last September, this brand new single malt IPA Cask Finish of the small Chichibu distillery has been a great success among Japanese whisky lovers.
Last September, Nikka Whisky unveiled four new limited editions of Yoichi and Miyagikyo's single malts that has been finished in ex-Moscatel and Rum casks.
Except the recent announcement of The Chita single grain official release on the European market, Suntory hadn't yet revealed anything new in 2017. But the year is saved thanks to the release of a 18 year old limited edition of the famous Yamazaki Mizunara single malt.
Mars Whisky presents the second single malt Komagatake of the Nature of Shinshu series ; Kohiganzakura which pays tribute to the cherry blossom of the Nagano region.
Suntory created the surprise by unveiling two ultra limited edition of Hibiki 35 year old called Arita and Kutani which sale is scheduled for November 29, 2016.
Every year since 2014 Suntory creates a new limited edition of the famous Yamazaki single malt. The 2016 version has just been unveiled and will be available in Japan from 24 May.