Kaikyo Distillery is part of the Marussia Beverages family.
Although the Yonezawa Family have been brewing since 1856, they did not start distilling until 1917. In the build-up to their celebration of 100 years of spirit production, the company decided to replace their old stills with new copper twin pot-stills made by the famous Scottish company Forsyth’s.
Named "Kaikyo Distillery", after the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge in front of the distillery, this new facility is used to produce Japanese single malt whisky and other spirits. Proud of their heritage and provenance, the company has also shared other historical aspects of their home city, Akashi in the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan, in the imagery and branding of their new spirits.