Updates from Japanese distilleries: 15th March, 2011.

This has just come in from our man in Tokyo, David Croll, about the status of the Japanese distilleries. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Japanese nation at this time:

Suntory:

Awaiting response from PR department.

Nikka:

Due to ongoing transport problems and power cuts, Nikka have not yet been able to carry out a comprehensive assessment at the Miyagikyo Distillery. Initial reports suggest that there has been no major damage however and they have confirmed that distillery staff and their families are unharmed.

The Yoichi Distillery has been unaffected.

Venture Whisky:

Ichiro Akuto says

“The Chichibu Distillery staff and their families are all okay. There has been no damage at the distillery to either cask stocks or distilling equipment and just some minor damage to bottled stock. We appreciate the concern from overseas.”

Mercian:

Karuizawa Distillery

Awaiting response from PR department.

Kirin:

Fuji-Gotemba Distillery

Awaiting response from PR department.

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2 responses to “Updates from Japanese distilleries: 15th March, 2011.

  1. Thanks for the update Rob, we’ll repost this asap.

    Let’s hope no news is good news with the other distilleries.

    Best,

    Neil

    http://www.caskstrength.net

  2. Thanks for the update Rob, we’ve reposted this on our facebook page. Let’s hope that no news is good news for the other distilleries.

    Cheers,
    Neil

    http://www.caskstrength.net

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