TOYAMA Whiskey Fest Vol.1 [September 24, 2023].


TOYAMA Whisky Fest. 24 September 2023. Describes the event and how to buy tickets.

TOYAMA Whisky Fest, a festival where you can enjoy whisky from home and abroad, will be held on 24 September!
It will be held at Mirage Land in Sanke, Uozu, Toyama. This will be the first whisky festival in Toyama.

A total of 12 booths including whisky distilleries, manufacturers, importers, liquor shops and bars. Nearly 80% of the whiskies will be tasted for free, while some expensive and valuable whiskies will be tasted for a fee. In addition, there will be a free area for the whole family to enjoy, including kitchen cars, a craft beer corner and a kids’ dance stage.

For an outline of the event, click here.
Click here for the official Instagram of Toyama Whisky Festival


How to purchase tickets

Tickets can be purchased from ticket outlets in Uozu and Toyama City, and from Arts Navi, Toyama’s general ticket sales website.

Click here for Arts Navi.


Outline of the event

1181-1 Sanke, Uozu City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan Mirage Land Lawn
Access.By car: 15 mins drive from Uozu IC on Hokuriku Expressway (・・・・・)
   From Hokuriku Expressway Namegawa IC: 15 mins by car from ・・・・・
Train: From Uozu Station on the Ainokaze-Toyama Railway – 10 mins by taxi.
   From Toyama Chiho Railway Dentetsu Uozu Station – 5 mins by taxi.
   From Toyama Chiho Railway Nishi-Uozu Station: 15 minutes by ・・・・ walk.
There is a shuttle bus service between Uozu Station and Mirage Land on the Aino-fu Toyama Railway.
Date and timeSunday, 24 September 2023, 12:00-15:00 (Registration from 10:00)
PriceWhisky ticket 4,000 yen (exclusive strap and original glass)
■Drivers’ ticket 2,000 yen (with a glass of non-alcoholic cocktail + exclusive strap and original glass )
OrganisersTOYAMA Whisky Fest Executive Committee

2-1. Booth exhibition

Suntory Ltd.
Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Kirin Brewery
Kirin Brewery Kirin Beer
Pernod Ricard Japan
Remy Cointreau Japan

12 booths will be exhibited, including.

2-2.Benefits for ticket buyers

Exclusive strap and original glass present.
Driver’s ticket purchasers receive one non-alcoholic cocktail.

2-3. Events on the day

Professional performances by a ‘bandoneon x contrabass duo’ and a flair show by bartenders are scheduled on a special stage.

3. Summray

This is the first whisky festival in Toyama Prefecture, and we hope you will be excited about it. The number of exhibitors is 12 booths, which seems small compared to other festivals, but if the festival is successful this year, the number of participating companies will probably increase every year.

Many whisky festivals have been held across the country this year. There are also more planned for later in the year. Whisky lovers are encouraged to visit the venues and taste the whisky while conversing directly with the brewers about their commitment.

Upcoming whisky festivals

Ryuhei Oishi

Bartender at bar Shinkai Toranomon, born in Hokkaido.
After working at a restaurant in Tokyo, became a certified sommelier by the Japan Sommelier Association.
I became interested in Japanese whiskey, of which he had little knowledge, and started working at bar Shinkai. I went to distilleries to talk to the distillers and joined JWD to share their passion and information as a bartender.

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