The person who has taught me most about Japanese whisky is Takeshi Mogi. His was the original website on the subject and I have had the pleasure of meeting him in person on several occasions. I have always gone away feeling enriched by the experience.
He is a real gentleman and has been unfailingly helpful in steering my blundering attempts to understand a complex topic. I know that many other people have been similarly helped by Mogi-san (not all of whom have been sufficiently generous in acknowledging their reliance on him).
Sadly, he has decided not to continue with his excellent website. I hope Nonjatta will be able to say a little more about his reasons for this in due course and perhaps notify people of any new projects he has under his hat, but I just want to put up this note to express my sadness at the passing of a great web resource.