“Dosankoshimanchu Festival” is a project aimed at developing local businesses and the local economy by bringing together Hokkaido and Okinawa under the slogan “Let’s energize Japan from Hokkaido and Okinawa!” is the slogan of this project, which aims to develop local businesses and the local economy by joining forces between the edge (Hokkaido) and the edge (Okinawa).
1,000 yen for Akkeshi blended whisky “Oyster Lullaby”. Other blended whiskies are also available for 1,000 yen. Single malt whisky is offered at 2,000 yen. It is cheap, exactly the price of the event.
To all the Akkeshists living in Osaka and Kansai, this is an event you definitely don’t want to miss.
Come to Abeno Harukas this weekend for a three-day weekend!
- 1. What is Dosankoshimanchu Festival?
- 2. Menu of Akkeshi-Whisky offerings.
- Lastly: Recommended Books on Japanese Whisky
1. What is Dosankoshimanchu Festival?
The Dosankoshimanchu Festival is an event organized by the “Dosankoshimanchu Project” for the development of local businesses and the local economy.
The co-sponsors are Hokkaido Newspaper Co., Ltd. and Okinawa Prefectural Products Corporation.
Click here for a list of member companies
This is an event where you can enjoy local delicacies from the north and the south at the venue.
There are also collaborative products only available at the Dosankoshimanchu Festival.
For more details, click here.
Venue: Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store, Osaka, Wing Building 9F
Address: 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-8545, Japan
Period: September 14 (Wed) – 20 (Tue), 2011
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (last day – 15:00)
2. Menu of Akkeshi-Whisky offerings.
We offer “Akkeshi Blended Whisky “Oyster Lullaby,” which was previously available only in Akkeshi-cho, in highball form.
In addition, several types of Dosankoshimanchu Festival limited highballs made with Okinawan shikuwasa, Akkeshi single malt whisky and Akkeshi blended whisky are also available.
Three kinds of oysters and Ezo venison jerky are also available as snacks. Both are perfect with a highball.
Lastly: Recommended Books on Japanese Whisky
If you want to learn more about Japanese whisky, which is a global trend, we highly recommend these books.
(1).Whisky Galore Vol.29 December 2021 issue
In the December 2021 issue of Whisky Galore, published by the Whisky Culture Research Institute, we report on 11 Japanese craft distilleries, including some that are open to the public for the first time, under the title of “Japanese Whisky Craft Frontline,” the first of three consecutive issues. Why did the popularity of Japanese whiskey and the craft boom occur? We will examine with interviews. Chichibu Distillery / Chichibu No.2 Distillery / Mars Shinshu Distillery / Mars Tsunuki Distillery / Kanosuke Distillery / Hioki Distillery / Ontake Distillery / Osuzuyama Distillery / Kaikyo Distillery / Hanyu Distillery / Konosu Distillery
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(2). Japanese Whisky as an Education for Business
This is a book written by Mamoru Tsuchiya, a world-famous whisky critic and representative of the Whisky Culture Research Institute, titled “Japanese Whisky as a Culture that Works for Business” .
The book covers the basics of whisky, the introduction of whisky to Japan, the birth of Japanese whisky, advertising strategies and the rise of Japanese whisky, and the current rise of craft distilleries. This is a book that summarizes Japanese whisky in a very easy to understand way.
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(3). Whisky and I (Masataka Taketsuru)
Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky, devoted his life to brewing whisky in Japan. This is a revised and reprinted version of the autobiography of a man who simply loved whiskey and talked about himself. The book vividly depicts the days when he went to Scotland alone to study as a young man and overcame many hardships to complete Japanese whisky, as well as his companion, Rita.
(4). A Letter of Challenge from a New Generation Distillery
Launching in 2019. With the world experiencing an unprecedented whisky boom, what were the managers of craft distilleries thinking and what were their thoughts as they took on the challenge of making whiskey? This book tells the stories of 13 craft distillery owners, including Ichiro Hido of Venture Whisky, famous for his Ichirose Malt, who inspired the birth of craft distilleries in Japan.
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(5). Whiskey Rising
This is the Japanese version of Whisky Risng, published in the US in 2016, with much updated content. Not only does it describe the history of Japanese whiskey in detail, but it also includes data on all the distilleries in Japan, including the craft distilleries that have been founded in recent years. The book also includes descriptions of the legendary bottles that have been released, as well as information on bars where Japanese whisky can be found.
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