How a Japanese Chemist Sparked a Whiskey Empire
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Please note both spellings, Adam:
Taketsuru’s quest to study Scottish whisky-making techniques began nearly a century ago, with him returning to Japan and applying what he’d learned to his country’s first distillery in Yamazaki — the beginnings of beverage behemoth Suntory. Later he opened his own distillery in Yoichi, which evolved into the world-renowned Nikka whiskey company.
Noted, but how did he transition from whisky to whiskey?