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Japan’s leading whisky maker Komasa Kanosuke Distillery announce that Diageo has made a minority investment in the company. Diageo invested in the company through Distill Ventures a drinks accelerator.

  • The investment will support the next stage of the company’s growth by enabling increased production of whisky, the development of new products, and the expansion of its international sales and marketing teams.
  • Kanosuke Distillery single malt whisky is distilled, matured and bottled in Kyushu, the most southerly of Japan’s four main islands.

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About Diageo
Diageo, based in London, UK is a global leader in alcoholic beverages. The company has an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness. Diageo’s products are sold in more than 180 countries across the world.

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