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Hakushu Distillery

Hakushu Distillery

[UPDATED!] Suntory’s second distillery was established in 1973, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Yamazaki Distillery, with the aim of creating a new single malt brand. 

Eigashima Distillery

Eigashima Distillery

[UPDATED!] Eigashima Shuzo is located in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture, and first acquired a whisky-making license in 1919. The new distillery was established in 1984. 

Chichibu Distillery

Chichibu Distillery

Chichibu Distillery is owned by Venture Whisky and was  founded by Ichiro AKUTO,  grandson of the founder of the now-closed Hanyu distillery. The distillery started its operations in February, 2008 and has been making single malt whisky influenced by the local climate.

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa distillery used to be owned by Mercian Corporation. They used only Golden Promise barley and sherry casks to make their whisky, with wooden wash backs and water from Mt. Asama, a still-active volcano. The spirit was distilled with 4 small pot stills, then matured in ivy-covered warehouses. Distilling ceased in 2000 and the distillery [...]

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa distillery used to be owned by Mercian Corporation. They used only Golden Promise barley and sherry casks to make their whisky, with wooden wash backs and water from Mt. Asama, a still-active volcano. The spirit was distilled with 4 small pot stills, then matured in ivy-covered warehouses. Distilling ceased in 2000 and the distillery [...]

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa distillery used to be owned by Mercian Corporation. They used only Golden Promise barley and sherry casks to make their whisky, with wooden wash backs and water from Mt. Asama, a still-active volcano. The spirit was distilled with 4 small pot stills, then matured in ivy-covered warehouses. Distilling ceased in 2000 and the distillery [...]

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa distillery used to be owned by Mercian Corporation. They used only Golden Promise barley and sherry casks to make their whisky, with wooden wash backs and water from Mt. Asama, a still-active volcano. The spirit was distilled with 4 small pot stills, then matured in ivy-covered warehouses. Distilling ceased in 2000 and the distillery [...]

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa distillery used to be owned by Mercian Corporation. They used only Golden Promise barley and sherry casks to make their whisky, with wooden wash backs and water from Mt. Asama, a still-active volcano. The spirit was distilled with 4 small pot stills, then matured in ivy-covered warehouses. Distilling ceased in 2000 and the distillery [...]

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa distillery used to be owned by Mercian Corporation. They used only Golden Promise barley and sherry casks to make their whisky, with wooden wash backs and water from Mt. Asama, a still-active volcano. The spirit was distilled with 4 small pot stills, then matured in ivy-covered warehouses. Distilling ceased in 2000 and the distillery [...]

Miyagikyo Distillery

Miyagikyo Distillery

The founder of Nikka Whisky, Masataka Taketsuru, believed that “It’s preferable to blend whiskies from several different climates” and therefore sought to open his second distillery to complement the company’s Yoichi Distillery in Hokkaido. As a result, the Miyagikyo Distillery, originally known as “Sendai Distillery”, was opened in 1969.

Hombo Mars Distillery

Hombo Mars Distillery

In 1985, Hombo Brewing (“Hombo Shuzo”), a Japanese “shochu” maker from Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, founded the Shinshu Distillery in Miyata village in Nagano Prefecture as a base for the production of whisky and brandy. Production was sold under the brand name of Mars Whisky. 

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu distillery was owned by Toa-Shuzo in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. It stopped distilling in 2000, and their stock was handed over to Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder, who established a new company called Venture Whisky. The last remaining stocks of Hanyu whisky can sometimes be found in the market today, sold under the “Ichiro’s Malt” [...]

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu distillery was owned by Toa-Shuzo in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. It stopped distilling in 2000, and their stock was handed over to Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder, who established a new company called Venture Whisky. The last remaining stocks of Hanyu whisky can sometimes be found in the market today, sold under the “Ichiro’s Malt” [...]

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu distillery was owned by Toa-Shuzo in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. It stopped distilling in 2000, and their stock was handed over to Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder, who established a new company called Venture Whisky. The last remaining stocks of Hanyu whisky can sometimes be found in the market today, sold under the “Ichiro’s Malt” [...]

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu distillery was owned by Toa-Shuzo in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. It stopped distilling in 2000, and their stock was handed over to Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder, who established a new company called Venture Whisky. The last remaining stocks of Hanyu whisky can sometimes be found in the market today, sold under the “Ichiro’s Malt” [...]

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu distillery was owned by Toa-Shuzo in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. It stopped distilling in 2000, and their stock was handed over to Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder, who established a new company called Venture Whisky. The last remaining stocks of Hanyu whisky can sometimes be found in the market today, sold under the “Ichiro’s Malt” [...]

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu distillery was owned by Toa-Shuzo in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. It stopped distilling in 2000, and their stock was handed over to Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder, who established a new company called Venture Whisky. The last remaining stocks of Hanyu whisky can sometimes be found in the market today, sold under the “Ichiro’s Malt” [...]

Fuji Gotemba Distillery

Fuji Gotemba Distillery

In 1972, “Kirin Seagram Ltd.,” was born as  collaboration between Kirin Brewery Company Limited, Joseph E Seagram and Sons, Inc., (at that time,U.S.A.) and Chivas Brothers (U.K.). 

Yamazaki Distillery

Yamazaki Distillery

Yamazaki was Japan’s first malt whisky distillery, established in 1923 by Shinjiro Torii, the founder of Suntory and one of the fathers of Japanese Whisky, on a site chosen for the quality of its water source and its suitability for cask maturation. 

Closed Distilleries

Closed Distilleries

Although there were once more distilleries than today in Japan, they didn’t all have such glorious histories; some of them closed, some of them stop distilling, and some of them were completely demolished. Some products are occasionally still available today, however, they’re not easy to find.

Closed Distilleries

Closed Distilleries

Although there were once more distilleries than today in Japan, they didn’t all have such glorious histories; some of them closed, some of them stop distilling, and some of them were completely demolished. Some products are occasionally still available today, however, they’re not easy to find.

Closed Distilleries

Closed Distilleries

Although there were once more distilleries than today in Japan, they didn’t all have such glorious histories; some of them closed, some of them stop distilling, and some of them were completely demolished. Some products are occasionally still available today, however, they’re not easy to find.

Closed Distilleries

Closed Distilleries

Although there were once more distilleries than today in Japan, they didn’t all have such glorious histories; some of them closed, some of them stop distilling, and some of them were completely demolished. Some products are occasionally still available today, however, they’re not easy to find.

Closed Distilleries

Closed Distilleries

Although there were once more distilleries than today in Japan, they didn’t all have such glorious histories; some of them closed, some of them stop distilling, and some of them were completely demolished. Some products are occasionally still available today, however, they’re not easy to find.

Yoichi Distillery

Yoichi Distillery

Yoichi Distillery was founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru who went alone to Scotland in 1918 to study the art of whisky making. 

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Hakushu Distillery

Hakushu Distillery

June 4, 2013

[UPDATED!] Suntory’s second distillery was established in 1973, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Yamazaki Distillery, with the aim of creating a new single malt brand. 

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Eigashima Distillery

Eigashima Distillery

June 4, 2013

[UPDATED!] Eigashima Shuzo is located in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture, and first acquired a whisky-making license in 1919. The new distillery was established in 1984. 

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Chichibu Distillery

Chichibu Distillery

January 28, 2013

Chichibu Distillery is owned by Venture Whisky and was  founded by Ichiro AKUTO,  grandson of the founder of the now-closed Hanyu distillery. The distillery started its operations in February, 2008 and has been making single malt whisky influenced by the local climate.

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Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

January 28, 2013

Karuizawa distillery used to be owned by Mercian Corporation. They used only Golden Promise barley and sherry casks to make their whisky, with wooden wash backs and water from Mt. Asama, a still-active volcano. The spirit was distilled with 4 small pot stills, then matured in ivy-covered warehouses. Distilling ceased in 2000 and the distillery [...]

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Miyagikyo Distillery

Miyagikyo Distillery

January 28, 2013

The founder of Nikka Whisky, Masataka Taketsuru, believed that “It’s preferable to blend whiskies from several different climates” and therefore sought to open his second distillery to complement the company’s Yoichi Distillery in Hokkaido. As a result, the Miyagikyo Distillery, originally known as “Sendai Distillery”, was opened in 1969.

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Hombo Mars Distillery

Hombo Mars Distillery

January 28, 2013

In 1985, Hombo Brewing (“Hombo Shuzo”), a Japanese “shochu” maker from Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, founded the Shinshu Distillery in Miyata village in Nagano Prefecture as a base for the production of whisky and brandy. Production was sold under the brand name of Mars Whisky. 

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Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

Hanyu Distillery (Closed)

January 28, 2013

Hanyu distillery was owned by Toa-Shuzo in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. It stopped distilling in 2000, and their stock was handed over to Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder, who established a new company called Venture Whisky. The last remaining stocks of Hanyu whisky can sometimes be found in the market today, sold under the “Ichiro’s Malt” [...]

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Fuji Gotemba Distillery

Fuji Gotemba Distillery

January 28, 2013

In 1972, “Kirin Seagram Ltd.,” was born as  collaboration between Kirin Brewery Company Limited, Joseph E Seagram and Sons, Inc., (at that time,U.S.A.) and Chivas Brothers (U.K.). 

続きを読む / Read more

Yamazaki Distillery

Yamazaki Distillery

January 28, 2013

Yamazaki was Japan’s first malt whisky distillery, established in 1923 by Shinjiro Torii, the founder of Suntory and one of the fathers of Japanese Whisky, on a site chosen for the quality of its water source and its suitability for cask maturation. 

続きを読む / Read more

Closed Distilleries

Closed Distilleries

January 28, 2013

Although there were once more distilleries than today in Japan, they didn’t all have such glorious histories; some of them closed, some of them stop distilling, and some of them were completely demolished. Some products are occasionally still available today, however, they’re not easy to find.

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Yoichi Distillery

Yoichi Distillery

November 15, 2012

Yoichi Distillery was founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru who went alone to Scotland in 1918 to study the art of whisky making. 

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