Kamiki Drinks, the premium Japanese spirits company, is introducing Kamiki Shuzou’s first Japanese Single Malt Whisky.

Kamiki Japanese Single Malt (48% abv / 750ml) is distilled and aged for a minimum of three years in oak barrels in Japan. The malt whisky is later finished in a Japanese Cedar Cask, making it the world’s first Yoshino Sugi, or Japanese Cedar Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky. Japanese Cedar is revered for its distinctive fragrance and soft texture and has been used for centuries to calm the mind and the body.

Kamiki Shuzou Distillery is nestled in the serene Soni Village of Nara. Soni Village is the gateway to the Yamato Kingdom, considered to be the cradle of the Japanese nation and one of the most beautiful villages in Japan. Surrounded by Nara’s historic landmarks in a region steeped in significant historical and cultural importance and by dense Yoshino Sugi forests, Kamiki Shuzou is at the intersection of tradition and innovation.

Kamiki Single Malt is made from the crystal-clear water from the Soni Highlands, an essential ingredient in the unique taste profile of this whisky.

A Kamiki Drinks spokesperson says: “Kamiki Shuzou Co has transformed a century-old building into a modern distillery. It stands as a testament to sustainability and as a pioneering whisky facility which has woven together the rich, historical narrative of Japan with modern distillery practices. It epitomises the brand’s deep-rooted connection to Japan’s early history and its enduring cultural heritage.

“Kamiki is the first company in the world to use local Japanese casks made from Yoshino Sugi to age its whiskies and now we are delighted to bring the first Kamiki Japanese Single Malt Whisky to the market.”

Kamiki Single Malt is launching initially in the Japanese domestic market and will be rolled out internationally at a later date.

Kamiki Drinks also distributes Umiki Whisky, Minoki Rum, OakPacker American Single Malt, Aqvaranch Vodka and Aqvaranch Gin.

For more information, visit www.kamikiwhisky.com.