Distillery Tour and Gin Tasting in Asahikawa (Hokkaido)

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1.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 5 guests
Language
English
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Private Experience
Tour a local gin distillery and enjoy a private gin tasting experience in Asahikawa, Hokkaido! Try different types of gin, including the distillery’s original branded gin.
Highlights
Enjoy a tour of the Takasu distillery in Asahikawa, Hokkaido! Learn about the gin-making process from the owner of the distillery himself, and see the machines used for making gin.
Taste different kinds of gin, noticing the difference between each.
Japanese gin has distinctive notes of the country’s popular ingredients and botanicals like yuzu peel, cherry blossoms, or sansho pepper.
Try the distillery’s original branded gin, crafted using locally sourced ingredients and botanicals.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Clear, sharp, and aromatic, gin is an unusually versatile spirit: with no set quantities or proportions, the singular flavors of each gin kind depend on the botanicals, spices, and fruits used to infuse it. This means you can find quintessentially Japanese notes, like sansho pepper, yuzu, or even cherry blossoms, in Japanese gin. Many craft distilleries have popped up in recent years to keep the country in high spirits — among them is the Takasu Distillery in Asahikawa, Hokkaido! In this experience, you will tour the Takasu Distillery, see the gin-making process, and enjoy a gin-tasting experience at the distillery bar. Asahikawa, the second largest city in the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, is widely rural and lush, crossed by clear rivers and blanketed with heavy snows in winter. The pure waters, herbs, plants, and fruits sourced from the area give unique notes to Takasu's original gin, which you can try during the experience. Itinerary: -Arrive at Takasu Distillery. The distillery owner will guide you through the facility while explaining the gin-making process. -Head to the distillery bar to taste several varieties of gin, including the distillery’s original branded gin, made using local ingredients.
Inclusions
Takasu Distillery tour
Gin tasting experience
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet directly at the Takasu Distillery in Asahikawa, approx. 30 minutes by taxi from Asahikawa Sta. A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Please note that the minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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The northern island prefecture of Hokkaido offers a beautiful natural landscape whose diverse environment produces high-quality local meat, vegetables, and seasonal seafood to create regional cuisine and famous dairy products.
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Earliest available date: April 22, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals