4 interesting facts about Japanese Whisky
Updated: Jul 10, 2019
Here are a few interesting facts you might not know about Japanese whisky to get you ready for our upcoming Whisky Tasting event on July 30th.
Whisky on demand
Chances are, you’ve been to a train station or bar and bought some snacks from a vending machine before but could you imagine a machine that dispensed bottles of whisky? In Japan, whisky is readily available almost everywhere and there are even vending machines where you can get your favourite blend.
Not crossing borders
It’s getting increasingly harder to get your hands on luxury Japanese whisky if you live in a different country due to high demand and exportation rules. Just another reason to come down for our July Whisky Tasting event and try some of the top-shelf Japanese blends.
Highball or not at all
Although today, the Japanese whisky trade is more booming than ever, it wasn’t too long ago that it was an unpopular spirit gathering dust on bar shelves. It was the rising popularity of highball drinks in 2008 that helped drastically boost whisky sales and increase its popularity.
It’s common practice for distilleries in Scotland and America to swap barrels with other companies in order to create new flavours. However, in Japan, things are a lot more competitive. Distillers closely guard their recipes and never share barrels with outside interests or competitors.
We hope you found these fun facts interesting and learned something new. If you want to discover more about the history of Japanese whisky, be sure to book your place at our upcoming Whisky Tasting event on July 30th.