天雀 – the Japanese characters for the skylark (hibari), the much-loved herald of spring in the East and West, and for this masterfully blended whisky. Like the clear, exquisite song of a small bird, it features an agreeably pure, mellow flavor. Carefully selected unprocessed whiskies and pure, natural spring water are expertly blended to create this distinctive whisky.

Clear amber. Faint smoky accent, sweet aroma, redolent of pear and dried fruit. A slightly edgy attack. Well-grounded and mellow. Slightly spicy, a long finish with a hint of white oak and a spreading sweetness.

Tenjaku is created in the city of Fuefuki, located in the eastern part of the Kofu Basin in Yamanashi Prefecture. This fertile land encircled by soaring peaks, with the Chichibu mountains rising to the north and the Misaka range to the south, is renowned as Japan’s top peach and grape producing region. Looking towards Mt. Fuji and the Southern Alps, it is a place blessed with boundless nature, with verdant forests, beautiful orchards, hot springs, and crystal clear streams.

The true soul of Tenjaku whisky lies within the natural ingredients utilized to create it; none more so than the spring water used during the distillation process. All water we use is drawn from 250 meters below the fertile surface of the Misaka mountain range. It is then filtered through volcanic rock to ensure the velvety-smooth texture and moderate mineral content that enable us to create Tenjaku’s unique balance of smoothness, cleanliness and flavour. 

KENJI WATANABE – Our philosophy of excellence through natural ingredients is derived from our Master Blender, Kenji Watanabe. A world renowned and award-winning craftsman of whisky and wine, Kenji’s sincere passion towards craftsmanship can be tested in every sip of Tenjaku Whisky. This explains why Tenjaku was awarded with a 91 (Exceptional) rating from the Beverage Testing Institute.

“In the clean and crisp air, Tenjaku is quietly being created.”

Best enjoyed on the rocks. Experience the smooth and pleasant attack and Tenjaku’s unique mellowness, followed by a generous sweet aftertaste. Try a highball to open up the sweet smoky aroma that bursts from the soda bubbles. Of course, it can also be served mizuwari style – savor the affinity this whisky has with water. Or, perhaps explore other drinking styles, such as using Tenjaku as a cocktail base.