Fuji Gotemba

The distillery is located in the town of Gotemba, beneath the foot of iconic Mount Fuji. Gotemba is located around 600 meters above sea level.

The distillery was founded in the early 1970s. Production began in 1973, backed by three corporations, namely Seagram Company Ltd. of Canada, Four Roses of the USA, Chivas Brothers of Scotland and the Kirin Brewery of Japan.

The distillery was originally called Gotemba Distillery until 2002, when Kirin had sole ownership. Having a capacity of 12 million liters, Fuji Gotemba is a giant. They produce both single malt and grain Whiskies, with barley and grain from Scotland and Ireland.
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Fuji Gotemba