The beauty of nature and time contained within a cask
Surrounded by mountains, rivers and the sea
- the essence of nature and the flow of time
are locked into each cask
through the craftmanship of our master distiller.
In search of a whisky that can unlock
both the sophisticated elegance and
the purity of this elixir.
What is Gakkogawa Whisky?
The endless horizon of the Sea of Japan on one side,
with the serenity of majestic Mount Chokai in the backdrop.
Amidst the abundant nature,
you will find Gakkogawa Distillery.
The distillery is named for its location along Gakkogawa River
at the foot of Mount Chokai.
The crystalline qualities of the water from the river
core in creating a whisky
exuding both elegance and purity.
The Water of Mount Chokai
The water that flows down from the peaks of Mount Chokai
said to be a gift from the mountain gods.
Supporting the lives of the people who have lived in the area
providing food and sustenance to them.
From the purity of this water,
we created a whisky
unparalleled in its finesse and elegance.
The Natural Environment Around Gakkogawa River
Gakkogawa Distillery is surrounded by the abundant natural resources
from the mountain, river and sea.
Through the flow of time, these elements
craft the character of our whisky.
By limiting the production of our whisky
our master distiller can dedicate their focus
ensuring that each cask and individual bottle
reflects the highest standards of Gakkogawa Distillery.
The beautiful taste of our whisky
is culminated from classic fundamentals of whisky-making
and at the philosophy of simplicity to focus on the quality of the whisky.
There is Only One Whisky
crafted from the clear waters of Gakkogawa River.
The combination of purity and elegance
in a single cask.
The Shonai area of Yamagata Prefecture
where the Sea of Japan,
the pristine nature,
and historical values merge.
Consequently, Gakkogawa was born.
Here, you will find casks of whisky
from a small distillery
created at the hands of our artisans.
The climate and natural surroundings of Gakkogawa River
create an environment
where individual characteristics of each cask is found.
Only One whisky highlights the idea
that no two casks will be identical
here, you will find nuances in the color, aromas, flavours
of each and every cask.
Shall we embark on the journey of this story together?
Finally, please feel the purity and elegance of each cask.
“GAKKOGAWA Whisky Private Cask”
Private Cask’s promotional movie.
- Application for the Private Cask has started.
- Renewal of our brand website.
- We launched our brand website.