Founded in 1765, Sasanokawa Shuzo is the oldest brewery in the Tohoku region of northwestern Japan. Sasanokawa Shuzo specializes in traditional Japanese beverages, particularly sake, but in 1946 it decided to start exploring the world of whisky. With nearly 200 years of expertise in the production of Japanese alcoholic beverages, the company quickly revealed its mastery of high-quality whisky production. In 2015, Asaka Distillery was opened to meet the growing demand for Japanese whisky. Located at the heart of the Fukushima Mountains, Asaka Distillery decided to put its traditional expertise to work to create the most elegant and refined of whiskies.