Premium Japanese whisky supplier Suntory Spirits said output could increase in 2027 as it expands capacity to meet growing global demand. Suntory Spirits has begun two-year renovations at its Yamazaki distillery in Osaka Prefecture and its Hakushu distillery in Yamanashi Prefecture, at a cost of about ¥10 billion ($66 million), President Nobuhiro Torii said in an interview. The company has invested more than ¥60 billion in increasing production capacity over the past decade, he said, including expanding storage facilities. Interesting to see the amount of distilleries in Japan that have started up: “Suntory’s expanded capacity comes as the number of craft whisky distilleries in Japan increases to take advantage of the boom. The number of licensed distilleries specializing in whisky production swelled more than fivefold by 2021 compared to a decade earlier, according to the latest data from the National Tax Agency.”

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