Nagahama

Japanese Whisky

Founded in 2016, Nagahama the smallest whisky distillery in Japan, is operated by Roman Beer company specialized in beer brewing since 1996.

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Nagahama

Founded in 2016, Nagahama the smallest whisky distillery in Japan, is operated by Roman Beer company specialized in beer brewing since 1996.

It is located in central Japan on the shores of Lake Biwa in the town of Nagahama (Shiga Prefecture) and began distilling malt in November 2016 with two atypically shaped pot stills reminiscent of Arab architecture from which they derive the nickname aranbic.

Aged in different types of casks, the whiskies will slowly mature in the distillery's cellar in Nagahama where the strongly marked climate between winter and summer favors aging.

The distillery made a name for itself with its first bottlings based on imported casks, revealing the blending work and future character of Nagahama whiskies; the World Malt Amahagan range. Since 2020, it has released several small batches of single malts distilled, aged and blended at the distillery.

In 2021 Yusuke Yahisa, the distillery's Master Blender, unveiled two whiskies resulting from a barrel exchange with the Saburomaru distillery; Nagahama Blended Malts Inazuma Synergy Blend and Extra Selected.

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