Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
While TWE has put a sister cask in a lottery that's ending on 7 February, our friends at Shinanoya - the hardest working whisky people in the business here - are releasing their own 1984 Karuizawa (#3662, 61%abv), which is actually a joint bottling with TWE. It's one of those classic Karuizawas from its Golden Era (the early 80s) and it doesn't look like the 271 bottles will last very long. They will go on sale some time on Wednesday from Shinanoya's brand new online shop. Very reasonably priced (31,500 yen), this bottle sports a lovely label that continues their "Japonism" theme (started with the two Mars releases last year).