Japanese whisky ‘absolutely’ needs a GI

A geographical indication (GI) is “absolutely” needed to protect Japanese whisky, Number one Drinks Company co-founder Marcin Miller has said. Speaking to The Spirits Business in December, Miller, who also co-founded The Kyoto Distillery in Japan, said he would like to see a GI status awarded to Japanese whisky, which continues to grow in popularity. “The prices commanded by Japanese whisky have led to whisky being bottled as Japanese without a drop distilled in the…

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