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New Akkeshi Distillery Promises Heavily Peated Japanese Whiskies

Hokkaido, a northern island in Japan, is well-known for its high-quality milk and cheese products, but it may soon be acclaimed for more than its dairy. A second whisky distillery has opened in 2016 on this famous island: Akkeshi Distillery, owned by the grocery company, Kenten Ltd. Along with Nikka’s Yoichi Distillery, Kenten’s Akkeshi will […]

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Bright Future For Mars Whisky’s New Tsunuki Distillery

Considered a revival of the former Kagoshima distillery that previously occupied the site, and expected to release an exclusive single-malt whisky for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, exciting times are ahead for Mars Whisky’s new Tsunuki distillery. In November 2016, Hombo Shuzo Co., the company that owns Mars Shinshu Distillery and built the Mars Whisky brand, […]

Whisky News Japanese Whisky Awards for 2016
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Whisky News: Japanese Whisky Awards for 2016

Part of the prestigious World Drinks Awards program, the World Whiskies Awards take place on 30 March 2017 and are a highlight of the whisky industry calendar. Every year, prominent whisky associations and reviewers gather to celebrate quality whiskies from all over the world. Taste and Design are the two main factors that help the […]

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Japanese Whisky Shortages Loom for Next 10 Years

From the “Lost in Translation” movie to international whisky awards, Japanese whisky has been on the rise ever since it’s been in the spotlight, even winning the World’s Best Whisky Award from Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Though demand is high for this Japan-made liquor, the supply for popular Japanese whisky is running low fast. Unfortunately, […]