Whisky distillery plays a winning hand

japantimes-ChichibuInside the visitors’ center at Chichibu Distillery, high in the hills of Saitama Prefecture, a hint of sawdust mingled with the aromas of vanilla, dried fruits and honey that filled the air. The wooden structure is the newest building on the site of Japan’s most recently opened distillery, which began producing Ichiro’s Malt whisky in 2008. Since then, the whiskies crafted by owner Ichiro Akuto have won awards at global competitions and inspired cultlike devotion among connoisseurs, fetching as much as ¥50,000 for some of the rarest bottles...

Source : http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/02/08/food/whisky-distillery-plays-a-winning-hand/#.UUBrxjDEL-o

Published by Nicolas

The Saturday 09 February 2013 at 13h43

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  1. It would be a great thing for these great Japanese whiskies to cpteome at the first edition of the International Whisky Competition http://www.whiskycompetition.com which will be hosted in Chicago from April 8 to 10 2010.CheersSylvain AllardManaging DirectorInternational Whisky Competition

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