[October 15, 2023] Hyakumangoku Whisky Festa In Kanazawa2023


Hyakumangoku Whisky Festa In Kanazawa2023, to be held on October 15, 2023. Details of the event and how to purchase tickets.

The first “Whisky Festival from Kanazawa” was held in July 2017. The second will be held in October 2019, and the third in 2023.
The previous two events were held at Ishikawa Shikou Memorial Park, but in 2023 it will be changed to Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel. The change to an indoor location has made it possible to manage the event regardless of weather conditions.
In addition to whisky, there will be booths for the hottest craft gins, beer, and delicious Kanazawa gourmet foods.


1. How to purchase tickets

Tickets are now on sale in advance at cooperating stores, Lawson Ticket, and Ticket Pia (also available at Seven-Eleven terminals).
Lawson Ticket Lcode: 54669
Ticket Pia Pcode: 994-424

2. Outline of the event


2-1-1 Korinbo, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0961, Japan

Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel 5F Ballroom


Approximately 6 minutes by cab, 10 minutes by bus, or 30 minutes on foot from JR Kanazawa Station

Date and TimeSunday, October 15, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
PriceAdvance tickets: 4,500 yen (tax included), same day ticket: 5,500 yen (tax included)
Hosted byHyakumangoku Whisky Festa Executive Committee

2-1. Exhibit booth

Forty-one manufacturers, including the executive committee of the Hyakumangoku Whisky Festa, will be exhibiting. See below for major whisky distilleries.

Asaka DistilleryAlembic Ono DistilleryIgawa Distillery

Eigashima Distillery

Sakurao DistillerySaburomaru DistilleryShindo DistilleryNagahama Distillery
Niigata Kameda DistilleryYasato DistilleryHida Takayama Distillery

Yoshida Denzai Distillery

2-2. Novelties and participation benefits

The “tasting glasses” and “neck straps” that are often offered at other festivals do not seem to be available at this year’s festival.

3. Finally

This year, a dizzying array of whisky festivals were held around the country. Some of the festivals had not been held for three or four years. There were also new discoveries such as “I didn’t know such a festival had been held here before!” We can imagine that things will be even more hectic in the next year or so, with the number of new distilleries increasing rapidly over the past three to four years, the return of whisky festivals in various regions, and several distilleries that will be releasing products after reaching three years of whisky maturity.

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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 whisky 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

(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.

(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 whisky 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 whisky? 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.

(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 whisky 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.

Misato Ushiwata

Born in Fukushima Prefecture.
She attended a university in Tokyo, where she studied brewing and other sciences while translating articles for the "Japanese Whisky Dictionary".

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