Mars Whisky the Japanese whisky brand created by Hombo Shuzo Group, has announced the forthcoming opening of a new distillery called Tsunuki located on its historic site in Kagoshima.
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Every year since 2014 Suntory creates a new limited edition of the famous Yamazaki single malt. The 2016 version has just been unveiled and will be available in Japan from 24 May.
The results of the 2016 edition of the World Whiskies Awards were announced on March 19 and again Japanese whisky is rewarded with four titles of "World's Best Whisky".
The least we can say is that they are working hard at Shinshu distillery ! Mars Whisky introduced a new Komagatake single malt at the Tokyo Whisky Festival 2015 named "Rindo, Nature of Shinshu."
Hombo Shuzo Group Ltd, owner of Shinshu distillery, is continuing its strategy of developing its Japanese whisky production by introducing a blended malt named Mars Maltage "Cosmo" that is now part of the permanent range of Mars Whisky !
The results of the Malt Maniacs Awards 2015 have just been announced ! This year only two Japanese whiskies have been awarded, and it's neither a Nikka nor a Suntory, but a single malt from the more and more famous Chichibu distillery.
Following the announcement a few weeks ago of the end of Yoichi and Miyagikyo aged versions, Nikka Whisky had already planned their replacement by two new no age statement single malts available from 1 September 2015. But another limited surprise is also planned for September !
A short video presentation of the new single grain The Chita was unveiled by Suntory. In Japanese of course !