Many of you might think that Japanese only drink sake, but we actually produce a whisky in Japan.
It is still fresh in our memories that the number one prizewinner in the 2015 edition of the world whisky bible was Suntory's “Yamazaki” malt single whisky.
Japan, with it’s access to abundant water sources, boasts an environment that is beautifully suited for producing whisky. The Japanese method of distilling is taken from Scotland, however it has evolved into a uniquely Japanese expression over time. Japanese whiskies are delicate and suave, but never aggressive.
Acclaim for whisky is similarly rising domestically, due in part to the recent whisky-themed NHK television drama “Massan,” which was based on the life of Nikka Whisky founder Masataka Taketsuru.
Clearly, the trend of Japanese whisky has no end in sight.