March 30, 2021 Forbes 0

A top Master Blender weighs in on Japan’s whisky upheaval

“Following the Japan Spirits & Liqueurs Makers Association announcement of new voluntary regulations, the sector is now going through a period of upheaval as companies and brands digest what this will mean for the future of the category.

Multi-award-winning master blender Jota Tanaka, in charge of whisky creation at the enormous Fuji Gotemba distillery, has had a front row seat on the action as the industry confronts a wider stock shortage crisis while trying to prepare for an uncertain post-pandemic future. Despite the challenges he’s had to navigate, Tanaka is optimistic about Japanese whisky’s next chapter, and also the quality of whisky that Japanese brands and distilleries will release.”

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