otaki botanical distillery
Turning a botanical garden into a distillery
in Otaki, Chiba Prefecture
Located near the center of the Boso Peninsula, Otaki is a town in Chiba Prefecture that is known for its abundance of nature and long history. Also called the “small Edo of Boso”, the town of Otaki consists of 70% greenery. And in 1987, the castle town of Otaki established Chiba Prefectural herb garden in its lush forest in 1987. Established to provide correct knowledge regarding herbal plants, the garden is populated by around 500 kinds of herbal plants in its 16,000 square meter premises, while the exhibition room has over 500 types of crude drug specimens. Later, the herb garden was transferred to Otaki from Chiba Prefecture, which was closed down in late 2015.
Having succeeded this location in 2017, we are scheduled to open a distillery in autumn that makes botanical brandy using local fruits and vegetables.
Utilizing 3 buildings, 2 greenhouses, and most of all, fruits and vegetables that have grown for 30 years, we will be making spirits that fully embody the charms of the botanical garden.
mitosaya Otaki botanical distillery will begin its operation in autumn, 2017, and is scheduled to release its first products in spring, 2018.