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Japan's whisky gives Scots run for money

By YURI KAGEYAMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published March 19, 2017 at 1:57 a.m.

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Shot bar Zoetrope’s owner and bartender Atsushi Horigami adjusts the bottles of Japan-made whisky at his bar in Tokyo.

Suntory’s chief blender Shinji Fukuyo demonstrates how he examines the whisky earlier this month at the Suntory distillery in Yamazaki, near Kyoto, we...

YAMAZAKI, Japan -- A dim storage room surrounded by bamboo groves and pastoral hills is filled wall-to-wall with 3,000 wooden barrels. Here sleeps for years -- sometimes decades -- prized Japanese whisky.

Suntory’s chief blender Shinji Fukuyo demonstrates how he examines the whisky earlier this month at the Suntory distillery in Yamazaki, near Kyoto, we...

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