The history of the Japanese Whiskey is closely connected to that of the young chemistry student Masataka Taketsuru who, after the First World War, went to Scotland to learn the method of producing malt spirits.
On his return, Taketsuru decided to found the Nikka distillery, now renowned for the high quality of malt distillates it produces. Although Taketsuru is considered the father of the Japanese Whiskey, it is however important to remember that he was not the first to distill Whiskey in the Land of the Rising Sun. In fact, in fact, the "White Oak Distillery", founded back in 1888, began producing Whiskey, albeit in small quantities, as early as 1919.
In 1984, then, with the construction of a new and modern factory, the "White Oak Distillery", located in the city of Akashi and now belonging to the Eigashima company, has become one of the most important Japanese distilleries that produces malt whiskey.
White Oak Distillery pictures