Fuji Gotemba distillery

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Fuji Gotemba
Region: Japan
  • Shibanuta 970 Gotemba,
  • Shizuoka Prefecture, 412-0003
  • Japan
Coordinates35°20′11.86″N 138°53′48.26″E / 35.3366278°N 138.8967389°E / 35.3366278; 138.8967389Coordinates: 35°20′11.86″N 138°53′48.26″E / 35.3366278°N 138.8967389°E / 35.3366278; 138.8967389
OwnerKirin Distillery Company
Founded1972 (1972)
Water sourceMount Fuji
No. of stills4 pot stills
WebsiteFuji-Gotemba distillery (in Japanese)

Fuji Gotemba distillery (Japanese: 富士御殿場蒸溜所, Hepburn: Fuji Gotenba jōryūsho, sometimes Fuji-Gotemba distillery) is a Japanese whisky distillery owned by the Kirin group.

The distillery is situated in the city of Gotemba (御殿場市, Gotenba-shi, sometimes Gotenba), on the southeastern flank of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture, Chūbu region, Japan. It is 620 m (2,030 ft) above sea level, and its water source is Mount Fuji. It was established in 1972 by Kirin Seagram Ltd, now the Kirin Distillery Company.[1]

Gotemba was selected as the site for the distillery because it was felt to have the climate most similar to Scotland: the city is much cooler and less humid (especially in summer) than other areas of Japan, with an average annual temperature of around 13°C.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Fuji Gotemba". japanese-whisky.com website. japanese-whisky.com. Retrieved 18 May 2014. External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Fuji-Gotemba". Whisky for Everyone website. Whisky for Everyone. Retrieved 18 May 2014. External link in |work= (help)

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This article is based upon a translation of the French language version as at May 2014.