Japanese Whisky Regulations on the horizon
“Just over a month ago, we spoke of industry plans to establish a Japanese Whisky Association that would set a standard for Japanese whisky, tightening regulations and quelling much of the controversy that is currently circulating around the industry, as customers demand more transparency on exactly what goes into the whiskies they are buying. Now, we have some more information thanks to an extensive interview published by Nomunication founder and writer, Whisky Richard.
The current situation arose due to a distinct lack of regulation in the Japanese whisky industry. Unlike the world of Scotch, where producers are bound to follow a strict set of rules in the production, maturation and bottling of their products, in Japan, distillers and blenders can currently do whatever they like and label it as Japanese whisky.”