New Japanese Whisky Distillery Tracker

Japanese whisky’s rise to global acclaim began around 2008, with the Chichibu Distillery starting operation that same year. Since 2015 there has been a flurry of new entrants to the market. Old distilleries that were once dark have been revitalized and live again.

It can be tough to keep track of exactly when these new distilleries began operating. How close are they to a three year maturity, typically leading to the release of their first single malt Japanese whisky? This graphic aims to make sense of it all. (日本語版はこちら)