[Premium] Stilldam Saga Kusunohana Distillery Report

Saga prefecture's first craft gin distillery is the Kusunohana Distillery, launched in May 2019. Distillation began in April 2020 using an iStill from the Netherlands. In July 2020, their first gin was released. Let's have a look at their original gin focusing on botanicals from Saga. Bar Leichhardt's Yu Sumiyoshi visits.

Images/text: Yu Sumiyoshi
Translation: Whiskey Richard

This article originally appeared in Japanese in Whisky Galore Vol.22 / October 2020.

Header image: Founder Shinji Wada (left) and Branding Director Hideyuki Yamazaki (right)

The Kusunohana Distillery is Saga prefecture's first craft gin distillery. Shinji Wada, company president and master distiller, established the company in May 2019 and began distillation in April 2020. It's located in Morodomi of Saga city, about 20 minutes away from JR Saga station by car. The distillery's name comes from the camphor flowers found on-site.

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