Originally Posted by yokohamajo
Greetings from Japan,
I thought you might enjoy this recent newspaper article on Rita Taketsuru - the Glasgow-born woman who helped to bring the water of life the land of the rising sun.
It's from The Japan Times: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-b...0101128x1.html
A very interesting article, thanks for posting the link.
I recently spent some time in Japan and visited the Hakushu, Yoichi and Yamazaki distilleries. They each had information about the history of the distilleries; and at the time I found the story of Rita and her husband to be particularly interesting.
Incidentally, the whisky was also phenomenal!