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The Japanese Whisky Shortage Won’t Stop

The Japanese Whisky Shortage Won’t Stop

Earlier this year, Suntory announced that it was pulling Hakushu 12 and Hibiki 17 off the market. Now the Kirin Distillery is yanking one of the best Japanese whisky deals from shelves: Kirin Sanroku Cask Aged Spirit.

Japan Is Running Out Of Whisky

Japan Is Running Out Of Whisky

Photo: Nathan Bullivant (Flickr) Today, Suntory announced officially that sales of the Hakushu 12-year-old single malt and the Hibiki 17-year-old blend would stop for the time being. The reason? Some of Japan’s most beloved whisky releases are vanishing.