Japan's first commercial ditillery officially opened in1923 but they had been producing since 1870. They have largely adopted the Scottish methods of production but differ in their way of blending. Also regarding taste their whiskies tend to not be as 'harsh' as their Scottish cousins with some of them having more of a cognac flavour.
Up to a decade ago Japanese whisky was on the decline with many distilleries closing however due to their diligent efforts which ironically caused a great resurgence of popularity it is now quite hard to find age statement Japanese whiskies, at least on the affordable scale.
We here at SuperSake have endeavoured to bring to you whisky that is both of good quality (some would even say great) without the astronomical prices commended by some in the market. Please have a look and we hope you enjoy yourself sipping these nipponese drams.