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Rare Cask Society Whisky Art Project IV Yoshio Honjo – Yoshitsune & Shizuka Pairing

For the first time, Japanese Sake has been applied in seasoning both finishing casks of sublime, aged single malt Tasmanian Whisky, creating two unique expressions: an ex-Port Cask (Commander Yoshitsune) and an ex-Sherry Cask (Lady Shizuka). This is by far our most exciting Project to be delivered being a world-first release of a Japanese Sake-finished whisky pairing.

Our 4th Edition has been seven years in the making. this release has been patiently and personally crafted in collaboration with celebrated Japanese-Australian artist Yoshio Honjo; and the award-winning Overeem distillery in Huntingfield, Tasmania.

Read more about Project IV Here

Commander Yoshitsune – Port cask matured, Sake finish, cask strength ABV 64.2%

COLOUR: Chestnut leaves in late autumn

NOSE: Wandering through a Japanese cedarwood shrine. Sprinkled Katsuobushi (bonito flakes) and seaweed on warm rice.

PALATE: A platter of overripe figs, charred bacon strips and raw honey. An opulent mouthfeel, layered with warmth, intensity and melted indulgent portions of 80% dark chocolate.

FINISH: An enduring, lingering finish that warms the chest and begs for more. Ridiculously delicious.


Lady Shizuka – Sherry cask matured, Sake finish, cask strength ABV 60%.

COLOUR: Duck l’orange and toffee apple.

NOSE: Nose of Japanese Purin and musk melon.

PALATE: Freshly baked pistachio tea cake, caramelised orange peel and Moroccan spiced almonds. A gentle and savoury mouthfeel, adorned with a menagerie of flavours including shichimi togarashi, cinnamon and Zanzibar cloves.

FINISH: Warm and lingering. Reflective. Silently potent and dangerously approachable.

Weight 3.6 kg
Single or Blended



500 ml

Alcohol Content

64.2% & 60%


With Gift Box

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