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Kamui Genshu Publicly Available
May 1st our 神居原酒 will be publicly available for purchase at select locations.
Hey, I’m Casey. Thanks for reading our newsletter, sharing the startup journey of Kamui Whisky K.K. We’ve been busy, but when we aren’t overwhelmed, we’ll share a story as we craft up a whisky distillery on a remote, volcanic island in the most northern part of Japan.
Tomorrow, May 1st, our award-winning神居原酒 (our non-aged expression) will be available for public purchase in select locations. This is the first time our Kamui Genshu will be available for the public to openly buy.
There was an initial, limited release last December at “Our Public Premiere." Bottles sold out quickly.
Since then, pretty much the only way to get your hands on a bottle was on an after market marketplace, like Mercari, which, at one point, was selling Kamui Genshu for 13.5x our retail price! Now it is a more affordable 6.7x our retail price 😜
The Spirit in which it was Distilled
On the back of every label you will find the spirit in which we distilled 神居原酒:
Wind blasted, squalls, snow. Our hardy team hand-crafted this flavour-led spirit with deep passion through many challenges. Rishiri is a beautiful, tough place. Lesser mortals would have failed to bring the taste of this volcanic, very remote island to you. May our spirit strengthen yours.
Every step of the process to make this Genshu and get this bottle to you was done by hand. From fermenting to bottling to the labeling. Every step.
Kamui Genshu has a very clean mouthfeel. Described as sweet, with a very interesting Finish. Slightly peated, in that there is a touch of peat in the mash bill, but, only a very sophisticated palette will notice the peat on first sip.
The heavy salt winds have already infused Rishiri's spirit into our Kamui Genshu.
Drink straight or on the rocks.
Where to Buy:
神居原酒 will be available for purchase at extremely select partners across Japan:
Kimijimaya (130 year old liquor store)
Saisho Saketen (68 year old liquor store)
And soon 神居原酒 will be available at Hokkaido Airports.
Get It Fast
Good luck getting your hands on a bottle, or two. It’s a great, non-aged whisky that our team is proud of. The taste and quality are only going to get better, but these bottles out on the market now are very likely to become collector’s items.
If you find the stores sold out, we will be at the Whisky Festival in Osaka in June. More bottles available there.
Soon to be announced 😉
If you buy 2 bottles you will see that the position of each label is slightly different; especially if you are (un)lucky to get one of the bottles labelled by me, those have the label lines well off.
But do enjoy them! Maybe 1 bottle to collect, 1 bottle to imbibe 🥃