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Yamazaki Distillery @ Yamazaki, Japan

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Whiskey lovers would be familiar with Yamazaki Station in Yamazaki region. Infact, most of the commuters who got off at this station were there for just one purpose - the Yamazaki Distillery, a Japanese whisky distillery which is Japan's first commercial whiskey distillery.

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Gluttony is real when I get tempted by the ichigo mochi en route to the distillery even! For the record, I succumbed to getting this too!
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House goals. The amazing thing about taking slow walks to attractions is, I get to admire people's houses.

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The walk to the distillery is very straight forward and signages are clear too - getting lost is not an option and when you see these barricades, the distillery is just across the road!

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I cannot help but have the tune "Train is coming, train is coming" ringing in my head!

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A life sized distillery vault.

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I had enough time to prance around their flower garden and snap pictures of these gorgeous blooms.

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So paid or unpaid? Online reservations are usually full so we skipped the tour anyway.




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Onward into the world of aged spirits.

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Like any other museum, they start with the whole heritage and their first advertisements caught my eye. The concept of beauty has indeed changed over the years.

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Tasting flight.

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The famous whiskey library filled with whiskies distilled from day one.

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The museum was informative though what was the draw had to be the tasting counter.

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Whiskey pairing chart!


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The souvenir shop that got almost everyone swiping their cards at. I noticed with amusement that even their bar snacks were equally popular when they were really just third party products.

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Tasting flights are available for a fee and you can to pick whiskeys according to one's whims and fancies.

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I am no whiskey fan but I found the tour informative and interesting.While the whiskey fan would have preferred a lesser known distillery or at least a wider range of highly sought after whiskeys, it was still worth a trip to Yamazaki.

Note that they offer whiskies from around the world as well.

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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