Number One Drinks was founded in 2006 by two devotees of Japanese whisky to bring the country’s finest whiskies from smaller, independent distillers to a wider international audience. According to Alice Lascelles in the Financial Times: How To Spend It, Number One Drinks is “the company that kick-started the trade in Japanese whisky”.
We have since gone on to pioneer the Japanese gin category. In 2015 we built Japan’s first dedicated gin distillery, launched our inaugural gin in 2016, and have been named Craft Distiller of the Year (Icons of Gin 2019) and International Gin Producer of the Year (International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018).
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