In the midst of the earthquake news, Shinshu distillery appears to have quietly delivered on its promise to resume distilling (previously reported by Nonjatta here).
The Nagano area is a good distance from the main areas hit by the quake, but there has nevertheless been continuous shaking in the Prefecture (as there has been in the Tokyo area, where I live). It seems the staff and their families are OK, and I think production is underway for the first time in years. Good luck to them!
Meanwhile, they are selling a vatted whisky made with spirits from the old Kagoshima distillery and I think at a previous operation in Yamanashi Prefecture . They are calling it "Mars Maltage 3＋25." My reading of the information is that the whisky was distilled in Kagoshima and Yamanashi and then matured at the current site in Nagano for 25 years.