At Nine Leaves Distillery, everything is pretty much done by hand. Owner / distiller Yoshiharu Takeuchi likes that; it makes him feel part of the process. And that includes bringing the product to the customer.
part 1 for more about this.) Cutting the spirit in the storage tank down from about 58% to 50%, his bottling strength of choice, is one of the hardest parts of the whole process, he says. Getting the numbers right is quite tricky.
|The first release... and the family crest.|