Infographic: Japanese Whisky Timeline

Japanese whisky is rapidly approaching its centennial! This timeline takes a look back at the historical distilleries and brands that many of us have come to love over the years.

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  • The graphic shows only historical distilleries and brands. Anything Chichibu or later is not shown.
  • Unfortunately, for many bottles, I was unable to find specific years in which they were launched or went away. Please comment if you are able to fill in any of the gaps!
  • Items showing as ending in 2020 should be taken as current.


  1. Thor

    Hi Richard!

    Thanks for the very cool infographic! I found a couple of small errors with the Taketsuru range and the dates theY were discontinued. I believe just the 12 year was discontinued in 2014, but the 17,21 and 25 were just discontinued this year.


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