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[Opening on November 11, 2023] Kiuchi Brewery, Yasato Distillery Visitor Center

Kiuchi Brewery, which produces "Hitachino Nest Beer" and "Hinomaru Whisky," announces the opening of a visitor center at the Yasato Distillery on November 11, 2023.
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[Lottery sales November 1 – 14, 2023] Whisky Festival 2023 in Tokyo Original Bottle

Lottery applications for the festival's limited edition original bottles for Whisky Festival 2023 in TOKYO are now open, from November 1 to 14, 2023. The casks were selected by Mamoru Tsuchiya, president of the Whisky Culture Institute, and bottled in cask strength single cask. Lottery sales limited to "Whisky Festival 2023 in Tokyo" ticket holders.
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Maoi Distillery owner’s Casks [Reception opens 8 October 2023]

In this third phase, applications for ownership of a total of 25 casks of three types, including two types of whiskey casks and one brandy cask, will open at noon on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Private casks made from 100% Hokkaido malt will also be available.
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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery reopens.[November 1,2023]

Hakushu Distillery has just reopened and Yamazaki Distillery will also reopen for tours next month on November 1. This year is 2023, 100 years after the Yamazaki distillery was built. We will report on what has changed at the Yamazaki Distillery and the current status of reservations for tours during this renovation project, which is also the conclusion of the millennium year.
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[October 2, 2023] Hakushu Distillery reopens after renovation

After about 10 months of renovation work since the tour was suspended on December 19, 2022, Hakushu Distillery will finally reopen on October 2, 2023! A brief review of Suntory's 100-year history and current reservation status will be provided!
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[October 15, 2023] Hyakumangoku Whisky Festa In Kanazawa2023

The first "Whisky Festival from Kanazawa" was held in July 2017. The second will be held in October 2019, and this year, 2023, will be the third. In addition to whisky, there will be booths for the hottest craft gin, beer, and Kanazawa's delicious gourmet food.
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“Yamazaki Aged 25 Years” and “Hibiki 30 Years Old” won at the International Spirits Challenge 2023. Other GOLD and above award-winning products are also introduced.

Suntory's "Yamazaki Aged 25 Years" won the "Supreme Champion Spirit" award, the highest award in all categories, for the first time at the "ISC", a world-class liquor competition. Many other Japanese whiskies won awards. A list of Gold and above award-winning products are introduced here.
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SAKURAO B&D plans to open “SAKURAO YOSHIWA WHISKY PARK (tentative name)”, a theme park with a whisky distillery attached

SAKURAO B&D announced plans to open "SAKURAO YOSHIWA WHISKY PARK (tentative name)", a theme park with a scenic whisky distillery. "SAKURAO YOSHIWA WHISKY PARK (tentative name)", a new whisky distillery, will be established on the grounds of the "Enchanted Village" in Yoshiwa, located in the mountains of Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The total investment will be several billion yen. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2025.
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“Akkeshi Single Malt Hakuro” sold on JAL international flights (October-November), limited to advance reservations

"Akkeshi Single Malt Hakuro" will be on sale on JAL's international flights from October to November. Sold only to members with advance reservations.
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[Sunday 15 October 2023] Inaugural event of the Whisky Connoisseur Club

The Institute of Whisky Culture Inc. will hold its first Commemorative "Connoisseur Club Inaugural Event" on Sunday 15 October 2023 to celebrate the launch of a new membership organization, the "Whisky Connoisseur Club (WCC)". Participation is limited to the first 300 people who have a Whisky Expert (WE), Professional (WP), Lecturer (WL) or other Connoisseur qualification only.
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