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How many whisky distilleries are currently in production in Japan?
6 (10 if you count individual brands)
What is their model?
Scotch whisky production. They even spell it without the 'e' like Scotch whisky.
Where do they source their grain?
They grow their own barley and some import malted barley from Scotland.
Do they have peat?
Yes and they import peated malt from Scotland and produced some peated malts.
Do they do blended or single malts?
Both. Single malt is produced in pot stills while grain whisky is produced in column stills.
what does transparency of Japanese whisky mean?
They are produced from crystal clear worts that have been fermented for a long time with a selection of yeasts. They have a clean precise array of flavors and rarely any maltiness.
Is there a comraderie among Japanese distillers?
Not really. They don't exchange whiskies so most are basically single malts from one distillery only.
What is Hakushu?
The biggest malt distillery in the world.
What kind of oak is used for aging?
American oak,mostly used, sherry butts, small amount of japanese oak for intense incense like perfume.
How is their market changing?
New trends are away from standard blends to single malts.