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2 new single malts to join Japanese whisky club as industry fights fakes

Sakurao Brewery offerings will be priced in $85 range

Sakurao will launch two labels of single-malt whisky in July, targeting bars and other establishments.

HIROSHIMA, Japan -- Fans of Japanese whisky will soon have two new single malts to sip as Sakurao Brewery and Distillery prepares to enter the market for high-end spirits.

The Hiroshima-based company will invest around 100 million yen ($913,000) as early as August to double whisky production capacity, with the industry adopting new, more stringent criteria for what qualifies as Japanese whiskies.

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