Whiskey Festival 2024 in OSAKA【June 29 and 30, 2024】


Whiskey Festival 2024 in OSAKA. to be held on June 29 and 30, 2024. Explanation of the details of the event and how to purchase tickets. It is the first 2DAYS event in Osaka.

Whisky Festival 2024 in OSAKA will be held on June 29 and 30, 2024.

The event will consist of four parts, with each part limited to 1,500 people.

●June 29, 2024 (Saturday)
<Part 1: 10:00-13:30

June 30, 2024 (Sunday)
<Part 3: 10:00-13:30

Click here for an outline of the event.


How to purchase tickets

Ticket sales date: Late March (tentative)
*Advance tickets will be available for members of the Institute of Whiskey Culture (tentative).

Detailed information will be announced on the festival website, SNS of the Institute of Whisky Culture, Whisky Galore, etc. as needed.

Outline of the event

Venue ATC Hall
2-1-10 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka, 559-0034, Japan

5 min. walk from Trade Center-mae Station

From Umeda, Hommachi, Shinsaibashi, Namba area, take the OsakaMetro Chuo Line from “Hommachi” station via Cosmo Square (about 18 min.)
From Shin-Osaka Station, transfer to the Osaka Metro Chuo Line at “Hommachi” station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line, and then transfer via Cosmosquare (approx. 40 min.).
From Kansai International Airport, approx. 50 min. by limousine bus (get off at Grand Prince).
From Osaka International Airport, via Osaka Monorail, transfer to OsakaMetro Chuo Line at “Hommachi” of Osaka Metro Midosuji Line, and about 60 min. via Cosmosquare.

Date and Time June 29, 2024 (Saturday) Part 1: 10:00-13:30, Part 2: 14:30-18:00
June 30, 2024 (Sun.) Part 3: 10:00-13:30, Part 4: 14:30-18:00
Price Advance tickets 4,400 yen (tax included) Limited to 1,500 people per part for a total of 6,000 people
Hosted by Whiskey Culture Institute Co.

2-1. Privileges for Advance Ticket Purchasers

Details have not yet been announced, but there have been entry tickets for lottery sales of “festival limited original bottles” each time, so we expect to see them again this year.

2-2. Events on the day of the festival

Details have yet to be announced, but there will be special talk sessions and other events.
We are also looking forward to the “Tasting Seminar” where we can listen to the distiller’s talk.

3. last but not least

Various whisky events will be held throughout Japan this year.

The Institute of Whisky Culture’s events are quite large among them and are held in a variety of locations. If there is one near you, we hope you will attend and enjoy meeting and talking with the whisky makers.

We will keep you updated on any new events.


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.

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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