[Premium] Tatsumi Distillery: A lone man goes down the rabbit hole of craft distilling

Gifu prefecture's Gujo Hachiman is a scenic area that's a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the city. On a bank of the Innaki River sits Shohei Tatsumi's Alchemiae Tatsumi Distillery, opened in a renovated ironworks building. From handling the raw materials to the distillation, it's a one-man operation. Cue the medieval alchemist imagery.

Header image: Tatsumi-san gathering wormwood, one of the ingredients of absinthe.

Images/text: Mamoru Tsuchiya
Translation: Whiskey Richard

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

This is an exclusive article from Whisky Galore, Japan's only whisky/spirits magazine. It has 310 more words and 2 more pictures.

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