Friday, November 7, 2014

2 New Japanese releases for Shinanoya x Salon de Shimaji

Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
Start warming up your clicking finger, because chances are a new record will be set this Friday at noon when not one, but two highly-anticipated new Japanese single cask whiskies will go on sale. Selected by Shinanoya and Pen for Salon de Shimaji, one is a 1987 (27yo) Mars Komagatake single cask (drawn from a refill - ex-Scotch whisky that is - American white oak cask, #479); the other is a Hanyu from the final vintage (2000, 14yo) finished in a hogshead fitted with Mizunara heads (#1504). It is highly likely that these bottles won't live - online that is - to see the 12:01 mark, so be warned... it will be a mad scramble for crumbs!

8 comments:

K. Sung said...

I don't suppose anyone outside of Japan has a ghost of a chance...

kawada-shogo said...

I love to read about all these whiskies, but!... Not that there's much hope in this case, but in general, it would be nice to know more about which shops actually have them.

As long as they have an online shop, and send within Japan itself, that's all I need, then there's hope to get a bottle by shopping service.

activin said...

I managed to get 1987 Komagatake Shimaji.

By the way, do you know another special Komagatake 568?

Kokubu private bottling.

http://www.musashiya-net.co.jp/products/details9772.php

Japan Whisky said...

Sold out so quickly that probably only a few bottles were online for sale.

Stefan Van Eycken said...

I would disagree with Japan Whisky... from what I heard from people around me: it sold out so quickly that probably hundreds of people all wanted them at the same time - and that is no exaggeration!

Japan Whisky said...

Yes Stefan, that is possible. But as Shinanoya webshop does not use a counter there is no way to tell for us how many bottles exactly were offered online.

Guillaume Barth said...

All I can say is at 12:00:30 everything was already sold out.
I got nothing and it was not even 12:01 as said in the article. I ask for a refound ! (I'm just joking)

Anyway, was not worth waking up at 4am here in France ...

Anonymous said...

Stefan,
are you planning for any new Ghost series release?
SK