Country: Japan

Abbot’s Choice

A bar situated in Tokyo, Japan…


Chichibu Distillery


Eigashima Distillery (White Oak Whisky Distillery)

The whisky production forms a very small part of their current business, as they concentrate on the production of two of Japan’s most popular alcoholic drinks – sake and shochu. Traditionally, all of the whisky produced at Eigashima has been …


Fuji-Gotemba Distillery


Hakushu distillery

In 1973, Suntory built the Hakushu distillery at the foot of Mt. Kaikomagatake in the Southern Japan Alps. It developed an unparalleled variety of malt whiskies and highly refined techniques in these two utopias of whisky, and brought to market …


Hanyu Distillery

This family business was established in 1626 by the Akuto family who were originally sake-makers in the town of Chichibu. Isouji Akuto, the 19th generation of the Akuto family, built a factory in Hanyu city, north-west of Tokyo, in 1941 …


Karuizawa Distillery

Karuizawa was actually a vineyard in 1955 when then-owner Daikoku-budoshu decided to enter a Japanese whisky industry still in its infancy, and base a distillery in the shadow of active volcano, Mount Asama. In 1962, it then merged with current …


Kawasaki Distillery

Distillery once located between Tokyo and Yokohama, Kawasiki producing traditional single grain whiskey (90% corn, 10% malted barley) which can still be a few barrels of emergency, as-refill sherry butt, compared with very old Demerara rum (in aging tropical). Very …


Mars Distillery


Miyagikyou Distillery


Nikka Yoichi Distillery

Of Nikka’s two malt whisky distilleries, Yoichi produces rich, peaty and masculine malt. The whisky gets its distinct aroma and body from direct heating distillation, in which the pot stills are heated with finely powdered natural coal–the traditional method that …


Sendai Distillery


Shinshu Distillery


Shirakawa Distillery


Yamazaki Distillery

Yamazaki Distillery (山崎蒸留所) is a Japanese whisky distillery located in the outskirts of Japan’s acient capital of Kyoto, Shimamoto, Osaka and is owned by Suntory. It was founded in 1923 by Shinjiro Torii (the founder of Suntory) and was Japan’s …