August 26, 2022 The Spirits Business 0

Tomatin Distillery to launch ‘world’s rarest Japanese whisky’

Shirakawa 1958 Single Malt is the earliest single vintage Japanese whisky ever bottled

The single malt whisky is from the lost Japanese distillery, Shirakawa, built in the Fukushima Prefecture in 1939 by Daikoku Budoshu, and purchased by Takara Shuzo in 1947.

The distillery operated for nearly six and a half decades before being demolished in 2003. It produced malt whisky between 1951-1969 – one of the first distilleries in Japan to do so.

The whisky produced was rumoured to be ‘exquisite’, but destined only for blending and never to be captured as a single malt.

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