Hombo Shuzo is the latest big name to announce a distillery expansion to meet rising demand for Japanese whisky. Nikkei reports that they will be investing some 1.2bio yen in the Mars Shinshu Distillery, with construction of a new 1998 square meter distillation facility and aging warehouse, as well as a Visitor Center.
The new construction is to start in May 2019 and finish in September 2020. The new facilities will reportedly bring a 10% increase in production capacity and double their 2000-cask aging capacity.
Whiskey Richard is the founder of nomunication.jp, and has been saying he has lived in Japan for ten years for the past four years. He enjoys drinking basically anything except straight-up Campari.