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Celebrate Dekanta: Nikka Day

Nikka is the second-oldest whisky maker in Japan and the second-largest. It was founded in 1934 when Masataka Taketsuru founded a whisky distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido. Today the company also has another whisky distillery in Miyagi. Nikka also makes shochu, wine, brandy and other drinks. In total it has seven factories, distilleries and breweries in […]


Celebrate Dekanta: Chichibu Day

The Chichibu distillery is small, with only nine full-time employees. It is owned by Venture Whisky which was founded in 2004 in Chichibu, Saitama, just outside of Tokyo, hence its name. The distillery, which specializes in single malt whisky, was the first whisky distillery built in Japan since the 1970s and became operational in 2008. […]