Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
Photography © by Niko Neefs
There’s not much spirit left in the storage tank at Nine Leaves distillery. A little over 400 bottles of ‘Clear’ have found their way to adventurous punters nationwide and what little is left in the tank is waiting to be filled into wood. That’s the next step on Yoshiharu Takeuchi’s journey to produce the first premium Japanese rum: maturation.