Asaka

Japanese Whisky

The only whisky producing distillery in the Tohoku region, Asaka was founded in 2015 by Sasanokawa Shuzo a company founded in 1765 specialized in the production of alcoholic beverages.

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Asaka Distillery

The only whisky producing distillery in the Tohoku region, Asaka was founded in 2015 by Sasanokawa Shuzo a company founded in 1765 specialized in the production of alcoholic beverages.

Located in Fukishima Prefecture, the distillery benefits from exceptional local natural resources including water drawn from the depths of Lake Inawashiro, one of the largest lakes in the country.

Sasanokawa Shuzo, which obtained the license to distill whisky in 1946, produced a blend called Cherry, and later Yamazakura blend. Heir to the know-how, the family business has given itself the means to equip the brand new distillery with equipments that matches its ambitions.

The main building covers 390m² and houses a pair of traditional pot stills made in Japan by the famous Miyake foundry. The distillery also has its own 790m² cellar, where single malts are aged in bourbon, sherry and mizunara casks.

Asaka is a traditional distillery, with ancestral methods and know-how, which makes a point of offering refined whiskies in the image of their country, as evidenced by the very first bottling of the distillery; the single malt Yamazakura The First unveiled in 2020.

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