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Whisky Show Masterclass: Three Japanese Masters

  • 29/09/2019
  • £100

Only at Whisky Show, join three of Japan's most renowned whisky makers: Suntory master blender Shinji Fukuyo, Nikka master blender Tadashi Sakuma and Chichibu founder Ichiro Akuto, to discover how they craft some of the world's finest spirit.


Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DX


The past decade has seen Japanese whisky rise from being relatively unknown to the hottest spirit on the planet. Three companies have been at the forefront of that explosion: Nikka, Suntory and Venture Whisky. We are very pleased to welcome the whisky makers behind each of the three companies to Whisky Show for this very special tasting.

Shinji Fukuyo has been working at Suntory for 35 years and has been leading the Suntory whisky blending team since 2006 and been lead blender across the company since 2009.

Tadashi Sakuma is Nikka's master blender and the man responsible for bringing the distiller's Coffey whiskies to the world.

Ichiro Akuto is the founder of Chichibu, owner of Venture whisky and former manager of fabled lost distillery Hanyu.

Dave Broom will be on hand to host the tasting and lend his expertise to the mix.

Please note: you must have a valid ticket to Whisky Show on Sunday 29 September to attend this masterclass.