Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
Photography © by Niko Neefs
Having a distillery doesn’t make you a distiller any more than having a piano makes you a pianist. According to Yoshiharu Takeuchi, owner of the one-man rum distillery Nine Leaves, being a rum distiller is not quite as difficult as being a pianist, though. Who are we to argue with that? Today, we’ll follow him from raw product to spirit.