Kume Sen Shuzo Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture; President: Hirokazu Higa) has commenced the sale of "Tsubakurou's Whisky~," a collaboration with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows baseball team's mascot, "Tsubakuro." This product became available for purchase at their stores and official online shop starting from October 1st (Sunday).
Previously, this limited-edition item was exclusively sold at the "Tsubakuro House" within the Jingu Outer Gardens. However, in order to make it accessible to a wider audience, Kume Sen Shuzo has decided to offer it for sale at their own whiskey shops, OKINAWA BLUE Naha Airport Store, OKINAWA BLUE Heiwa-dori Store, and the official online shop.
"Tsubakurou's Whisky~" is based on the rice whiskey "OKINAWA BLUE" crafted by Kume Sen Shuzo, with further improvements made to enhance its flavor and aroma. It is presented in an original package.
The original sake, made from rice as the main ingredient, has been carefully stored and aged in white oak barrels. This process results in a smooth palate, a floral and sweet aroma reminiscent of honey, a refreshing sweetness derived from rice, and a robust, satisfying taste. It is a unique whiskey that captures the essence of subtropical Okinawa.
Perfect for admiring, displaying, and savoring...
This collaboration whiskey is ideal for adult Swallows fans.
A tropical sensation reminiscent of vanilla and mango, derived from the cask. An elegant and vibrant aroma unique to white oak barrels. It also offers a refreshing quality akin to apple liqueur.
Upon tasting, it presents a surprisingly soft attack for its 45% alcohol content. Next, the sweetness of honey and a woody bitterness spread across the palate. Finally, a robust and mellow sweetness from rice emerges. The finish is dry. When mixed with carbonated water, it creates a delightful highball that accentuates the sweetness of rice.
Product Name: Tsubakurou's Whisky~
Selling Price: 6,800 yen (including tax) per bottle
Alcohol Content: 45% ABV
Product Type: Whiskey
Production Quantity: Initial batch of 3,000 bottles (with limited serial numbers)
Available at: OKINAWA BLUE Naha Airport Store
◆ What is "Tsubakuro House"?
Tsubakuro House is a prime location residence presented to Tsubakuro, the mascot of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows baseball team, by Open House Group Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Arai), the top sponsor, in celebration of Tsubakuro achieving an unprecedented 2,000 home game appearances. It is located at 2-1 Kasumigaoka-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
◆ What is "Kume Sen Sake Brewery"?
Kume Sen Sake Brewery is a sake manufacturer founded in 1952. With the motto "Creating a richer present and future through advanced sake-making," they are a sake manufacturer known for constantly challenging industry norms and pursuing new innovations.
They have previously released whiskies like "DRAGON BLUE" in collaboration with actor Tatsunari Takeuchi and "Ken's Choice NATURE OKINAWA BLUE" with bourbon whisky pioneer Ken Matsuyama. Their motto, "From Okinawa to the World," reflects their commitment to various challenges in the world of sake production.
Official Website: https://kumesen.co.jp/
Okinawa BLUE Branding Website: https://okinawabluewhisky.com/