The Shizuoka Warrior Series has released its second edition, which is an extremely limited collection of only 52 bottles. These bottles were bottled from an octave cask #2019-483, with a steam-heated ex-Karuizawa wash still at the promising Shizuoka distillery in Japan. This wash still is a museum piece, and one of the remaining parts from the closed Karuizawa distillery, which you can click here for more information.
The label of this series pays tribute to Japanese culture's deep roots, which reconcile tradition and modernity. It features classic figures such as samurai and geisha, along with the immutability of the scenery dominated by Mount Fuji and the Japanese crane symbol of eternity. The sakura trees and mix of gender and generation of the characters, as well as the choice of resolutely modern graphics, evoke the spirit of renewal blowing over the land of the Rising Sun.