Putin made a splash in Japan tasting the local sake and the consumers of alcohol were in place for months to try this drink
In Japan recorded unprecedented demand for the brand sake, which was presented to the head of Russia Vladimir Putin during his working visit to the Country of the rising sun.
According to “Russian conversation” about it it became known from the statement of the head of the company-producer of alcohol Takafumi Sumikawa.
According to his information, the Japanese bought up the entire batch of sake, including stockpiled, just a few days.
“We did not know in advance that it will be presented to the Russian President, and was totally unprepared for such a reaction buyers. The phone was ringing off the hook. Now we do not have any bottles,” – said Sumikawa.
The CEO also stressed that they produce about 20 thousand liters of sake per year. At the present time marked by the growth of waiting lists for the ethnic alcoholic beverage. In total, the queue reached several months .
We will remind, earlier Putin after his return from Japan, joked in response to journalistic questions about what he touched, only to “one hot spring”, referring to the local sake.
The Russian President’s visit took place in mid-December last 2016.