Nantou Distillery

Owner: Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation


The distillery is situated in Nantouhsien, Taiwan.

The Gateway of Distilleries apologizes for the lack of information. The following data was given by Steven Lin, Taiwan:

Distillation of whisky spirit started in 2008. The mash, wort and wash was then produced by a nearby brewery. In 2010 a German mash tun and washbacks were installed to produce its own wash.

The washback capacity is 15.000 litres and the fermentation run is  60 to 72 hours. 100% malted barley is used to distil a single malt.

There are four pot stills which were manufactured by Forsyths of Rothes, Speyside, Scotland. The capacity is 7,000 litres, two with 5,000 litres each and one with 2,000 litres. The alcohol vapours are cooled down by shell and tube condensers. Distillation period is from October to March only in 2013.

4,500 casks are stored on site in racked warehouses, the whisky matures in „180~225 litre bourbon casks & sherry casks.“ Due to a humid and hot climate the Angels‘ Share is about 5% per year.

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„The product is brewed with pure barley and fresh underground water and matured in oak barrel after twice distillation for several years. A unique flavor of spirit comes out by a blending of long aged Scotland whiskey with ex .“ sic. TTL website

The distillery was founded in 1978, however, the first whisky produced was in 2008. Nantou is owned by TTL - Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Cooperation- (Taiwan State owned manufacturer of tobacco and alcohol).

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