As reported April 11, the Whisky Festival 2013 in Osaka is coming upon us, in-fact in a few days to be precise - July 7. If you have not prepared for the event it may pay to do so before the working week ends. Last year, the very first time for the event to be held in Osaka, apparently saw an attendance of 1,600 people during the day of festivities. According to the promoter and planer behind the event - Mamoru Tsuchiya from the Scotch Whisky Research Centre, preparations have been put in place to see an even bigger attendance for this coming Sunday. The event will be held in a much bigger event hall opposed to last year so this certainly is an indication the number of guests and makers/booths will multiply.
Event Venu: Umeda Sky Building - Aura Hall located on the 10F. Admission on the day is 4,000 yen or 3,000 yen with advanced tickets. Well worth it for a day out that allows you to sample a smorgasbord of whiskies as well an interesting seminar on Taiwan's Kavalan distillery. Besides these highlights there will be some interesting private releases available for pre-order from what I have been told. I hope to report more about these, if any, at a later date.
Getting there (in Japanese)