THREE JAPANESE MASTERS
To celebrate the rise of Japanese whisky, we are hosting a once in a lifetime masterclass, bringing together three legendary master distillers for the first time. Lead by Dave Broom, they’ll tell us their stories of the past, present and future of Japanese whisky.
Three Japanese Masters
Host: Whisky writer and Japanese whisky expert Dave Broom
Sunday 29 September, 12.30pm-2.00pm
The past two decades have seen Japanese whisky rise from being relatively unknown to the hottest spirit on the planet. Three companies have been at the forefront of that explosion: Nikka, Suntory and Venture Whisky. We are very pleased to welcome the whisky makers behind each of the three to Whisky Show for this very special tasting.
Shinji Fukuyo has been working at Suntory for 35 years. He’s led the Suntory whisky blending team since 2006 and been lead blender across the company since 2009.
Tadashi Sakuma is Nikka’s chief blender and the man responsible for all of the whisky and other spirits produced by the company.
Ichiro Akuto is the founder of Chichibu, owner of Venture whisky and former manager of fabled lost distillery Hanyu.
Please note: you must have a Sunday ticket to Whisky Show to attend this class.