Hidekuni Hayashi, the owner of Hokkaido Liberty Whisky, is working to make Japan’s first corn-based whiskey.
Hidekuni Hayashi, the owner of Hokkaido Liberty Whisky, is working to make Japan’s first corn-based whiskey.

Japanese whiskey made from home-grown corn will take on Kentucky bourbon

  • Hokkaido produces most of Japan’s corn, and now its first corn-based whiskey, which will have many parallels with bourbon produced in the US state of Kentucky
  • ‘I believe this will be the first whiskey ever made in Japan using the bourbon method,’ says the owner of one of the distilleries producing the drink

Hidekuni Hayashi, the owner of Hokkaido Liberty Whisky, is working to make Japan’s first corn-based whiskey.
Hidekuni Hayashi, the owner of Hokkaido Liberty Whisky, is working to make Japan’s first corn-based whiskey.
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