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Nikka Whisky pours on more capacity to fight shortage

Pioneer of Japanese distilling expands 50-year-old site

Nikka Whisky's Miyagikyo Distillery in northern Japan celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

TOKYO -- Nikka Whisky Distilling will expand a distillery it once scaled down as surging demand for the Japanese whiskies catches the industry short.

The Asahi Group Holdings unit will boost storage for unfinished whisky by 40% at its Miyagikyo Distillery, located in the northeastern Japanese city of Sendai. Distilling capacity has already been raised, but storage was lagging.

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