Japanese Whisky: The Big Loser at the Tokyo Olympics

In the desperate, not to say depressing, climate of the non-festivities of the Tokyo Olympics, Japanese products “banned” from sale during the event will be the main losers of what may become the worst Olympic celebration ever organized.

This is a moment that the Japanese distillery Suntory had been waiting for; it had prepared a “special” batch for the occasion, aged in white oak barrels since 1964, the date of the last Olympics held in Japan… With a strict, near-total prohibition on alcohol products, this vintage, which was supposed to revitalize Japanese whisky’s image around the world, will probably end up as high-end hand sanitizer.

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