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Japanese craft beer maker to set up shop in Russia's Far East

Niigata Beer's award-winning whisky is a big hit overseas

Niigata Beer branched out into craft whisky last year and already cannot keep up with global demand. (Photo courtesy of Niigata Beer)

NIIGATA, Japan -- Niigata Beer stands out among the brewers and distillers of Niigata Prefecture in northern Japan. It chose to brew specialty beers, and later whisky, in a region famous for sake.

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