11. PLANNED JAPANESE WHISKY DISTILLERIES
Some more coming whisky distilleries are announced by press release and/or media. Additionally some other companies got whisky production license according to Japan tax office which controls alcohol tax. However licensed company might do only bottling without distillation and also licence expires if no production within 3 years.
Hakkai Jozo is one of the most famous local sake brewery in Niigata pref. but they decided to build whisky distillery in Niseko, Hokkaido which is one of the most famous international ski resort in Japan.