Shizuoka Prefecture's first whiskey distillery in Mishima City to open its doors - Starting from Thursday, August 31st, guided tours for the general public will be available.

The distillery-adjacent bar, 'Water Gate,' will also open on the same day.

Whiskey&Co. Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shohei Omori, hereinafter referred to as 'the company'), a manufacturer and seller of craft spirits, will open its whiskey distillery 'Distillery Water Dragon' to the general public on Thursday, August 31, 2023. We are also commencing the acceptance of guided tour reservations for interested visitors.

In addition, the bar 'Water Gate' located within the distillery will also open on the same day.

Whiskey&Co. Inc.'s whiskey distillery, 'Distillery Water Dragon,' is housed in a historic 97-year-old building in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture, formerly known as 'Kaikodo Murakami-ya.' Since obtaining our liquor production license on May 31, 2023, becoming the first whiskey distillery in Mishima City and our company's first, we have been focused on the production of base spirits for our future whiskey endeavors. Finally, we have solidified the recipe for our base spirits, and we are now ready to welcome guests.

For the General Public: Distillery Tour

We are pleased to announce the commencement of general reservations for factory tours at 'Distillery Water Dragon,' where we primarily produce American bourbon-style whiskey, a rarity in Japan.

The tour begins with an explanation of what led Whiskey&Co. to embark on whiskey production in Mishima and the reasons behind choosing the Mishima location. We will also share the story behind the naming of 'Water Dragon.' During the approximately one-hour tour, you will have the opportunity to experience and share in the excitement of our journey as we finally embark on the challenge of bringing our craft to the world. We will delve into the details of our manufacturing equipment, which is a result of local craftsmanship, and the passion we invest in our future whiskey production.

At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a tasting service of our company's original craft gin and whiskey base spirits before they are barrel-aged at the distillery-adjacent bar, 'Water Gate.'

Please do savor and enjoy the quality and excellence of our products as we embark on a journey to challenge the world.

【Distillery Tour Overview】

・Tour Hours: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address: 18-5 Taisha-cho, Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
Closed on: Mondays and Tuesdays
Fee: ¥2,200 (Including Tax)
Reservation Page:
Contact: / 055-960-6677

※ At the distillery-adjacent bar 'Water Gate,' you can enjoy tastings of our company's original craft gin and whiskey base spirits before barrel aging.

※ Please note ※

・Payment is accepted at 'Water Gate' on the day of your visit (Business hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM), and we kindly request cashless payment methods (credit card/QR code/electronic money).
・Reservations are required, so please make a reservation in advance through the reservation website.

The distillery-adjacent bar, 'Water Gate,' will commence regular business starting from August 31st. You can enjoy our award-winning craft gin, 'Teen Spirits,' which received a Silver Award at the 2022 Tokyo Whiskey & Spirits Competition, as well as 'On Spring,' which won the Gold Award in 2023 and was nominated for Best of the Best (Annual Grand Prize), along with our carefully selected bourbon whiskeys.

Furthermore, as an exclusive benefit for holders of our token, 'key3,' which has been available since October 2022, those holding 1,000 tokens or more will have the privilege of reserving seats on the 2nd floor's exclusive 'Jet' floor. Additionally, they will have access to our drink pairing course, which our team has worked tirelessly to perfect. This pairing course includes four cocktails crafted using our craft gin and select bourbon whiskeys, paired with six casually sophisticated dishes inspired by American cuisine, the homeland of bourbon.

During our trial period, we've received high praise from many token holders. We are also actively preparing for regular menu updates, so whether you are from Mishima or elsewhere, we warmly invite you to enjoy our 'Whiskey Still-Viewing Bar' at your convenience.

※Bar「Water Gate」

※ 1F Floor 'Feather' (1F is a standing-style bar)

2F Floor 'Jet' (Exclusive room for holders with 1,000 tokens or more)

【Bar 'Water Gate' Overview】

・Business Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Address: 18-5 Taisha-cho, Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Start Time for 'Jet' Course on 2F: 6:30 PM -
Closed on: Mondays and Tuesdays
'Jet' Reservation Page:
Contact: / 055-960-6677

■ About Token 'key3'

Whiskey&Co. Inc. has been issuing the 'key3' token since October 2022, utilizing the platform of Financie Corporation. The possession of 'key3' is a prerequisite for purchasing Whiskey&Co.'s whiskey, primarily sold within Mishima City, through the only available means, which is online e-commerce. This initiative aims to expand the community and engage token holders.

※ Visit the 'key3' project page here:

This initiative, using web3 technology as a catalyst to expand the community around whiskey, was selected for the Cabinet Office's project in 2022 aimed at creating and expanding a 'related population.' It received support under the 'Proposal-type Model Project for Intermediary Support Organizations' in the fiscal year 2023. The community currently comprises over 1,300 members.

※ You can watch the video for the 'Mishima Whiskey Project Kickoff!!!' under the 'Related Population Creation and Expansion Support Project' here:

※ To participate in the community or purchase tokens, please visit:

■ About Whiskey&Co.

We specialize in the production and sale of craft spirits, rural revitalization, rebranding, and brand consulting with a focus on alcoholic beverages. Inspired by the American-origin 'Bourbon Whiskey,' we aim to create a Japanese 'Bourbon Whiskey' Style and challenge the production of bourbon-style whiskey in Japan. We hold the value of 'Playful!!!'dear to us and are committed to providing 'experiences' in regional development and brand-building through the art of whiskey-making.

■ Company Information

Company Name: Whiskey&Co. Inc.

Headquarters: 2F Kimura Building, 2-13-18 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Representative: CEO Shohei Omori

Established: January 28, 2021

Business Activities: Specializing in the production and sale of craft spirits, rural revitalization, rebranding, and brand consulting with a focus on alcoholic beverages.

Business URL:

Contact: (Contact Person: Washii)