Thursday, April 11, 2013

Whisky Festival 2013 Osaka

Whisky World in association with the Scotch Whisky Research Centre will be back in Osaka again to host the ever increasing popular Whisky Festival. The main man behind the event - Mamoru Tsuchiya - has round up a good selection of makers and bottlers including all the major players (approximately 33) for Whisky Festival 2013 Osaka, which will be held on July 7, from 11:00am to 6:00pm on the 10th floor of the Umeda Sky Building.

The event, which is in its 8th year running (Osaka), will include the standard fair: seminars, a vast array of booths, plus a speculated increase in food stalls compared with last year. The well received flea market in 2012 will also be back - bigger and better according to the promoters so expect this year to be somewhat larger in comparison. Tickets can be purchased in advanced for 3,000 yen here (in Japanese - so get a mate to assist you if needed) or 4,000 yen on the day. For additional information on getting to the venue access here (in Japanese), or as an alternative stay tuned at Whiskies R Us for further information. For those who will be heading in it may pay to take your own glass if you are not a fan of the plastic cup procedure. I certainly will be.


  1. The size of the venue: Umeda Sky Building - as you know is spacious and quite cozy compared to last years venue so expect possibly a different vibe - better perhaps than last year with a lot more going on. Don't forget to pack your glass.