Scotch Whiskey Brands Get Their Japanese Debut

Raise a glass for eight new flavors of whiskey.

Thanks to the increasing demand for whiskey in recent years, the market for whiskey in Japan has also been growing.

Since both local and imported whiskeys are popular in the Japanese market, Asahi Breweries released three different brands of Scotch whiskey on June 19. The three brands offer eight kinds of whiskey between them, which hopes to meet the tastes and expectations of whiskey fans.


The GlenDronach line-up, from left to right: GlenDronach 12 Years, GlenDronach 18 Years, and GlenDronach 21 Years.

GlenDronach is one of the most historical distilleries in Scotland. They are well-known for their whiskey.


The BenRiach line-up: BenRiach 10 Years on the left, and BenRiach Curiositas 10 Years on the right.

BenRiach Distillery uses the tradition of “floor malting”, which has become a rare distilling practice. Their innovative manufacturing method using different barrels for aging and finishing has also garnered much praise.


The Glenglassaugh line-up, from left to right: Glenglassaugh Revival, Glenglassaugh Evolution, and Glenglassaugh Torfa.

Glenglassaugh Distillery stopped production in 1986, and its revival as a brand was deemed hopeless until reproduction began in 2008. Since then, the brand has grown very popular, but their products are only available in restaurants and bars. Their products are made using only barley malt, and are produced as single malt types in individual distilleries.

Provided by Tokyo Walker™, Japan Walker™ and Walkerplus™ (16 May 2018)

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