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Kamui means "sacred water" where the gods reside in the Ainu language (Indigenous Northern Japanese). On Rishiri there are 5 volcanically soaked springs that contribute to the complex taste of Kamui Whisky
The Site of Kamui Whisky
Our distillery will be built in 2020. As we prepared for construction, we found a new spring! We will blend this high-quality fresh volcanic water from our site in to our whiskies.
Rated "Best 100 Waters" in Japan
Rishiri is a volcanic island created some 900,000 years ago. A "sweet" tasting water, rich in minerals, slowly rises through this old volcanic rock, after the rain and melting snows have spent years locked beneath the lava. The refined complexity of Rishiri's waters have continuously been recognized within Japan as one of the Top 100 water sources.
Mizunara - Japanese oak
Most whiskies are aged in oak barrels. The unique taste of Japanese whisky can be amplified by Mizunara - Japanese oak. Hokkaido, where Rishiri lays off, is famous for its Mizunara.
Winds from the Sea of Japan
Rishiri island lies in the northern part of the Japan Sea, whose salty winds will age our whiskies.