[Premium] Mars Tsunuki Distillery: Back to Hombo Shuzo’s roots

The Minamisatsuma style liquor coming out of the Mars Tsunuki Distillery in Hombo Shuzo's hometown is of a very different character from that of the Shinshu Distillery, which is located in the foothills of the Minami Alps. An aging cellar has also been built on the UNESCO World Heritage island of Yakushima. Let's take a look at Hombo Shuzo's whisky, aiming at the world from the north and south of Japan.

Header image: Shining pot stills made by Miyake Industries. On the right is the wash still, and on the left is the spirit still. The manhole has a glass window allowing viewing of the inside.

Images/text: Mamoru Tsuchiya
Translation: Whiskey Richard

This article originally appeared in Japanese in Whisky Galore Vol.13 / April 2019.

Soccer star Yuya Osako as ambassador

Although the "Saigo Don" historical TV drama has come to a close, it was immediately followed up with news that Hombo Shuzo had entered into a contract with soccer player Yuya Osako to be the company's ambassador.

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