WhiskyFest Speaker Jota Tanaka

Jota Tanaka

Master Blender  |  FUJI Whisky

Jota Tanaka was recently inducted into the World Whisky Awards Hall of Fame and with 30 years of experience in the industry both in Japan and the U.S., he is only the second Master Blender in Mt. Fuji Distillery’s 48-year history. In addition to Tanaka, Mt. Fuji Distillery has a long history of awards and accolades and is considered the leader in Japanese Grain Whisky. Recent awards include the 2020 Trophy at the International Spirits Challenge, Worlds Best Grain & Gold at the 2020 World Whiskies Awards, adding richly to the distillery pedigree that includes winning the World Whiskies Awards “World Best Grain” four times in five years.