Karuizawa distillery

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Karuizawa
Region: Japan
Location Maseguchi 1795-2, Miyota-machi, Kita-Sakugun, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36°19′22″N 138°30′24″E / 36.32278°N 138.50667°E / 36.32278; 138.50667Coordinates: 36°19′22″N 138°30′24″E / 36.32278°N 138.50667°E / 36.32278; 138.50667
Owner Mercian Corporation
Founded 1955 (1955)
Status Closed
No. of stills 4 pot stills
Mothballed 2000

Karuizawa distillery (軽井沢蒸溜所, Karuizawa jōryūsho) was a Japanese whisky distillery. It was located at Miyota, a town on the southern slopes of an active complex volcano, Mount Asama, in Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.[1][2]

Established in 1955, the distillery began production in 1956.[3] It was owned by Mercian Corporation,[1] and was the smallest in Japan.[3] It was mothballed in 2000, and closed in 2011; the land on which it had stood was sold in 2012.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Karuizawa Distillery". WHISKY Magazine Japan. WHISKY Magazine Japan. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2014.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Karuizawa Distillery". Diffordsguide.com website. odd firm of sin. Retrieved 5 June 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ a b c "Karuizawa". Whisky for Everyone website. Whisky for Everyone. Retrieved 5 June 2014.  External link in |website= (help)