Japanese whisky – level 1

27-11-2023 07:00

Shizuoka Distillery is in Shizuoka City, Japan. The company makes whisky. They use cedar from a nearby forest.

Japanese whisky is becoming popular around the world. This year is 100 years of making whisky in Japan. There are more than 100 distilleries now, twice as many as ten years ago. Shizuoka’s cedar fire makes it special. Whisky making in Japan becomes famous after 2008. In 2015, there is not enough whisky for all people and companies who want it. This makes prices very high.

Big companies like Suntory and Nikka are expanding. There are new companies making whisky, too. Some people worry that this will be bad for the quality of Japanese whisky.

Difficult words: distillery (a place where people make alcoholic drinks), cedar (a kind of tree), expand (to become bigger or larger).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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