[Premium] Nagahama Distillery: Chasing Casks’ Uniqueness, One Cask at a Time

Situated on a levee of Lake Biwa is Nagahama, an inn town previously built up as part of the water transport in the area. The Nagahama Distillery was established in this town steeped in history. With their first single malts released just last year, what makes their "one batch, one cask" whisky unique?

Header image: The gourd-shaped Alembic stills. Depressions on the surface increase the contact area of the copper, reportedly giving a richer and cleaner flavor.

Text: Whisky Galore
Images: Mamoru Tsuchiya

Translation: Whiskey Richard

With their motto of "one batch, one cask," the Nagahama Distillery focuses on small-scale production of single casks. Nagahama Roman Beer, established in 1996, decided to establish a craft distillery in celebration of their 20th anniversary. The company added pot stills from Portugal's Hoga to their beer brewpub, and began making whisky in November 2016.

This is an exclusive article from Whisky Galore, Japan's only whisky/spirits magazine. It has 274 more words and 5 more pictures.

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